STRIPED MARSH FROG FACTS
The Striped Marsh Frog is pale fawn to golden-brown with dark brown or black stripes along the back. It has a black mask from the nostril, through the eye and down to the shoulder.
Brown Frog, Brown-striped Frog, Night Frog, Peron's Marsh Frog, Swamp Frog
4.5 - 7.5 cm
rainforests, wet and dry forests, woodlands, urban areas. Found in swamps, flooded grasslands, pools and ponds. This Striped Marsh Frog is the most commonly seen frog on the east coast. It is normally the first frog to colonise a garden frog pond. They will breed in ponds, roadside ditches, creeks, dams, flooded areas and other bodies of fresh water.
insects and other small invertebrates
During spawning, the female makes a floating foam or bubble raft in which the fertilised eggs are suspended. The tadpoles hatch after a few days and drop into the water as the nest-raft disintegrates.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Eastern Banjo Frog (L. dumerili)
Salmon-striped Frog (L. salmini)
Spotted Marsh Frog (L. tasmaniensis)
Northern Banjo Frog (L. terraereginae)