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  Tasmanian Froglet (Crinia tasmaniensis)





Tasmanian Froglet | Crinia tasmaniensis photo
Crinia tasmaniensis from Queenstown, Tasmania

Image by Grant Webster - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



TASMANIAN FROGLET FACTS

Description
The Tasmanian Froglet is a small brown frog often with spots or blotches of another colour. Some individuals are all brown or all black. It often has a reddish stripe from the nostril and down each side. The underside is white with some red and dark blotches, and some red in the thighs.

Size
3cm

Habitat
The Tasmanian Froglet is found in shallow streams, ponds, dams, swamps. Inhabits rainforest, woodland, grassland, alpine areas.

Breeding
The female frog lays up to 100 eggs in still water. The egg capsules are about 7mm

Range
found only in Tasmania



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Crinia
Species:tasmaniensis
Common Name:Tasmanian Froglet

Relatives in same Genus
  Eastern Common Froglet (C. signifera)
  Wallum Froglet (C. tinnula)