Description The Growling Grass Frog is a mottled bright green and bronze colour above, often with dark brown bumps. The underside is pale cream. It has a light brown stripe from behind the eye to the base of the hind leg. The thighs are blue green. It is similar to the Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea).
Other Names Southern Bell Frog, Warty Swamp Frog
Size up to 10 cm
Habitat Often found amongst dense reeds or along swampy grasslands in woodland, shrubland, open and coastal areas. Breeds in swamps, permanent dams, ponds and lakes
Breeding The female lays up to several thousand eggs in a loose pile.
Range The Growling Grass Frog is found in southern South Australia along the Murray River though Victoria to New South Wales, and populations through Tasmania.
Conservation Status The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "endangered".