The Ornate Burrowing Frog is a stout frog with broad head with protruding eyes. Variable colour pattern; pale sandy back patterned with irregular darker markings, edged in black; pale butterfly shaped marking often present between shoulders; pale yellow or pale orange stripe may be present down middle of back; small warts often tipped in red are scattered over back; underneath white.
Found from wet sclerophyll forest to dry arid woodland.
insects and other invertebrates, other small frogs
Males call while floating in the water. Breeding sites can range from puddles to large dams. Over 1000 eggs laid in white foamy mass on surface of still water amongst floating vegetation.
Northern and eastern Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Ornate Burrowing Frog|
Relatives in same Genus
Eastern Banjo Frog (L. dumerili)
Striped Marsh Frog (L. peroni)
Salmon-striped Frog (L. salmini)
Spotted Marsh Frog (L. tasmaniensis)
Northern Banjo Frog (L. terraereginae)