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FrogLitoria peronii

Peron's Tree-frog at Weetangera, ACT

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Litoria peronii at Weetangera, ACT - 26 Feb 2015
Litoria peronii at Weetangera, ACT - 26 Feb 2015

Identification history

Frog Litoria peronii 29 Feb 2016 AnkeMaria
Frog Litoria peronii 26 Feb 2016 wombey
Frog Litoria peronii 26 Feb 2016 RyuCallaway
Unidentified 26 Feb 2016 Ruth

Author's notes

2nd image is the better one, but GPS data not recorded. Same as for first image. (Hope I've done the right things with Geosetter.) Probably Limnodynastes tasmaniensis, as "machine gun" call is the only one heard in garden around time eggs would have been laid. Tadpoles appeared in a bucket of rainwater. Bucket has been out in the open long enough to have a nice lining of alge which tadpoles could be seen gnawing on. They've been given extra greens to eat and had water topped up from time to time. Bucket set in the ground in a very shady spot, with bowls/plant saucers of water nearby and, in this very hot, dry weather, a dripping hose to maintain moisture. A little raft added for froglets to climb up on...and here one is, using it.

5 comments

   26 Feb 2016
What do you mean by a machine gun call? Looking at this, I would think Peron's Tree Frog, which has a long cackling call. Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) call 3 staccato notes in quick succession, always in sets of 3
wombey wrote:
   26 Feb 2016
Juveniles are always difficult to identify. L. tasmaniensis machine gun call is no indication of this specimen. Definitely Litoria and probably peronii based on the vertical pupil
Ruth wrote:
   26 Feb 2016
A recording of Litoria peronii does sound like what we were hearing. If the froglet also looks to an expert like L peronii I think that must be it. Thank you.
AnkeMaria wrote:
   29 Feb 2016
well done everyone- yepp the pupil gives it away!! awesome photos of metamorphlings ready to leave the pond for a terrestrial life!!
   29 Feb 2016
Anke, can you get back to me re the broad-palmed frog stuff that I sent you? or do I need to send it again?

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 26 Feb 2015 2:51 PM Recorded on
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