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  Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis)





Spotted Marsh Frog | Limnodynastes tasmaniensis photo
Spotted Marsh Frog

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Spotted Marsh Frog | Limnodynastes tasmaniensis photo
A Spotted Grass Frog from Western Sydney, displaying orange mid-dorsal stripe

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SPOTTED MARSH FROG FACTS

Description
The Spotted Marsh Frog is a light brown to olive-green frog with large, irregular green or brown spots. Some specimens have a thin cream, yellow or orange stripe along the back from the snout to the vent. It has a raised pale stripe from below the eye to the base of the arm. The underside is white.

Other Names
Spotted Grass Frog

Size
4.5cm

Habitat
found in many habitats, including, dams, ditches, ponds, flooded grassland and slow moving creeks in urban areas, farmland, woodland.

Breeding
lays eggs in a floating foamy nest

Range
The Spotted Marsh Frog is found throughout New South Wales, Victoria, eastern South Australia, most of Queensland and eastern Tasmania.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Limnodynastes
Species:tasmaniensis
Common Name:Spotted Marsh Frog

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