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Overview

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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Crinia sloanei (Sloane's Froglet)

Heleioporus australiacus (Giant Burrowing Frog)

Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus
Heleioporus australiacus

Litoria aurea (Green and Golden Bell Frog)

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

Litoria booroolongensis (Booroolong Frog)

Litoria booroolongensis
Litoria booroolongensis
Litoria booroolongensis
Litoria booroolongensis

Litoria castanea (Yellow-spotted Tree Frog)

Litoria raniformis (Southern Bell Frog)

Litoria raniformis
Litoria raniformis

Litoria spenceri (Spotted Tree Frog)

Litoria verreauxii alpina (Alpine Tree-frog)

Litoria verreauxii alpina
Litoria verreauxii alpina
Litoria verreauxii alpina
Litoria verreauxii alpina
Litoria verreauxii alpina
Litoria verreauxii alpina

Litoria watsoni (Heath Frog)

Litoria watsoni
Litoria watsoni
Litoria watsoni
Litoria watsoni
Litoria watsoni
Litoria watsoni

Mixophyes balbus (Stuttering Frog)

Mixophyes balbus
Mixophyes balbus

Pseudophryne corroboree (Southern Corroboree Frog)

Pseudophryne corroboree
Pseudophryne corroboree
Pseudophryne corroboree
Pseudophryne corroboree

Pseudophryne pengilleyi (Northern Corroboree Frog)

Pseudophryne pengilleyi
Pseudophryne pengilleyi
Pseudophryne pengilleyi
Pseudophryne pengilleyi
Pseudophryne pengilleyi
Pseudophryne pengilleyi

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