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Frogs belong to a group of animals called amphibians. All Australian amphibians are frogs. There are about 4000 frog species worldwide and Australia has 208 frog species; many of these are endemic - that is, they are found nowhere else in the world. Frogs play a key role in many food webs, both as predators and as prey.

There are 19 species and sub-species of native frogs belonging to six genera in the Canberra region. Of these eight species are tree-frogs (genus Litoria) in the family Hylidae referred to as ‘tree frogs and their allies’. Australia has 65 species of Litoria which may be distinguished from other frogs by the presence of horizontal irises and the lack of pigmentation on the eyelids.

The remaining 11 species belong to the family Myobatrachidae and include Crinia (2 species/15 Australian species), Limnodynastes (3 species/11 Australian species), Neobatrachus (one species/10 Australian species), Uperoleia (one species/24 Australian species) and Pseudophryne (4 species/13 Australian species).

To learn more about frogs in the ACT Region, contact Frogwatch ACT and Region, a community frog monitoring and education program (www.ginninderralandcare.org.au) which conducts the highly successful annual Frogwatch census. Another useful website is that of Frogs of Australia (https://frogs.org.au/frogs/, and https://frogs.org.au/frogs/taxonomy.php)

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Frog Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet)

Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera

Frog Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet)

Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera

Frog Crinia sloanei (Sloane's Froglet)

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Frog Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet)

Crinia sp. (genus)
Crinia sp. (genus)
Crinia sp. (genus)
Crinia sp. (genus)
Crinia sp. (genus)
Crinia sp. (genus)

Frog Heleioporus australiacus (Giant Burrowing Frog)

Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus

Frog Limnodynastes dumerilii (Eastern Banjo Frog)

Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii

Frog Limnodynastes interioris (Giant Banjo Frog)

Limnodynastes interioris
Limnodynastes interioris

Frog Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog)

Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii

Frog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog)

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

Frog Litoria aurea (Green and Golden Bell Frog)

Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea

Frog Litoria booroolongensis (Booroolong Frog)

Litoria booroolongensis
Litoria booroolongensis
Litoria booroolongensis
Litoria booroolongensis

Frog Litoria caerulea (Green Tree Frog)

Litoria caerulea
Litoria caerulea
Litoria caerulea
Litoria caerulea

Frog Litoria castanea (Yellow-spotted Tree Frog)

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Frog Litoria citropa (Blue Mountains Tree Frog)

Litoria citropa
Litoria citropa

Frog Litoria dentata (Bleating Tree Frog)

Litoria dentata
Litoria dentata
Litoria dentata
Litoria dentata
Litoria dentata
Litoria dentata

Frog Litoria ewingii (Ewing's Tree Frog)

Litoria ewingii
Litoria ewingii
Litoria ewingii
Litoria ewingii
Litoria ewingii
Litoria ewingii

Frog Litoria fallax (Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog)

Litoria fallax
Litoria fallax
Litoria fallax
Litoria fallax
Litoria fallax
Litoria fallax

Frog Litoria freycineti (Freycinet's Frog)

Litoria freycineti
Litoria freycineti

Frog Litoria jervisiensis (Jervis Bay Tree Frog)

Litoria jervisiensis
Litoria jervisiensis
Litoria jervisiensis
Litoria jervisiensis
Litoria jervisiensis
Litoria jervisiensis

Frog Litoria latopalmata (Broad-palmed Tree-frog)

Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata

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