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  Salmon-striped Frog (Limnodynastes salmini)





Salmon-striped Frog | Limnodynastes salmini photo
Salmon-striped Frog

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SALMON-STRIPED FROG FACTS

Description
The Salmon-striped Frog is brown above with spots and blotches of darker brown. It has pink, orange or red-brown stripes running down the back with two on each side and one down the centre of the back. It has an orange bar from under the eye to the shoulder. The armpit is orange. The underside is white, and the thighs are mottled black and white. The Salmon-striped Frog is often a burrowing species and spends time underground or under logs and rocks.

Size
up to 75mm

Habitat
dams, flooded areas and ditches in open areas or woodland.

Breeding
up to 1500 eggs are laid in floating foamy masses. Tadpoles are very dark brown and grown to 65mm.

Range
southeastern Queensland and northern New South Wales



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Limnodynastes
Species:salmini
Common Name:Salmon-striped Frog

Relatives in same Genus
  Eastern Banjo Frog (L. dumerili)
  Ornate Burrowing Frog (L. ornatus)
  Striped Marsh Frog (L. peroni)
  Spotted Marsh Frog (L. tasmaniensis)
  Northern Banjo Frog (L. terraereginae)