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  Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerili)





Eastern Banjo Frog | Limnodynastes dumerili photo
Eastern Banjo Frog on a white background. Taken in January 2007, Swifts Creek, Victoria

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EASTERN BANJO FROG FACTS

Description
The Eastern Banjo Frog is a common burrowing frog and may be found ijn large numbers. The frog is variable in colour and pattern. It can be plain, spotted or striped. Males call from the cover of floating vegetation. The common name Pobblebonk comes from its call which is a musical "bonk" sound.

Other Names
Pobblebonk

Size
5cm - 8cm

Habitat
The Eastern Banjo Frog is found in most habitats where there is still water in swamps, streams, dams, lakes. Not found in alpine areas, rainforest, and arid zones.

Breeding
Up to 4000 eggs are laid in a large white frothy foam raft amongst aquatic vegetation

Range
The Eastern Banjo Frog is found in Victoria, coastal New South Wales as far as south east Queensland. Also found in northern and eastern Tasmania.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Limnodynastes
Species:dumerili
Common Name:Eastern Banjo Frog

Relatives in same Genus
  Ornate Burrowing Frog (L. ornatus)
  Striped Marsh Frog (L. peroni)
  Salmon-striped Frog (L. salmini)
  Spotted Marsh Frog (L. tasmaniensis)
  Northern Banjo Frog (L. terraereginae)