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Crinia parinsignifera

Plains Froglet at suppressed

Crinia parinsignifera at suppressed - 28 Jan 2023
Crinia parinsignifera at suppressed - 28 Jan 2023
Crinia parinsignifera at suppressed - 28 Jan 2023
Crinia parinsignifera at suppressed - 28 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Crinia parinsignifera 2 Feb 2023 wombey
Crinia sp. (genus) 29 Jan 2023 wombey
Unidentified 29 Jan 2023 John.Butcher

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User's notes

Very small frog observed in back garden adjacent to Oakey Hill Nature Reserve in Lyons.


wombey wrote:
   29 Jan 2023
Seeing as how you had it in your hand I would need to see the belly to tell Crinia signifera from parinsignifera. I don't suppose you can remember if the belly was marbled black and white or granular grey?
   30 Jan 2023
Seeking further information from the finder (my son) ;)
   30 Jan 2023
Apparently, it has visited his garden for the past 3 nights. If he sees it again, I'll get him to check.
   1 Feb 2023
Haven't seen the froglet again, but my son is certain that it's belly was 'granular grey', so leaning towards Crinia parinsignifera.
AnkeMaria wrote:
   2 Feb 2023
I would actually suggest that this is a Lim tas juvenile
wombey wrote:
   2 Feb 2023
I do concede the images are not very helpful but Marion Anstis has included a good image of tasmaniensis juvenile in her Tadpole book and I can't see this one fitting in there. I still think we are looking at Crinia here although I would be happy to stand corrected on what species. John, please bear in mind that finding the frog again does not guarantee it is the same individual!
AnkeMaria wrote:
   2 Feb 2023
Happy to go with Crinia, the photos are tricky so you are the boss haha

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Species information

  • Crinia parinsignifera Scientific name
  • Plains Froglet Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • Unknown Gender
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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