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  Wallum Froglet (Crinia tinnula)





Wallum Froglet | Crinia tinnula photo
Crinia tinnula from Myall Lakes National Park, NSW.

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



WALLUM FROGLET FACTS

Description
The Wallum Froglet is a small brown frog and looks similar to the Eastern Common Froglet. The Wallum Froglet has a white stripe from the tip of the snout down the throat. The back varies from grey to brown and has smooth texture, and has indistinct stripes or spots. The underside is faintly mottled with black and white.

Size
3cm

Habitat
paperbark swamps (Wallum swampland.)

Breeding
Eggs are laid singly on twigs and leaves in still water.

Range
east coast of Australia, from South-east Queensland to central New South Wales.

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "vulnerable".

Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Crinia
Species:tinnula
Common Name:Wallum Froglet

Relatives in same Genus
  Eastern Common Froglet (C. signifera)
  Tasmanian Froglet (C. tasmaniensis)