Striped Marshfrog

The Striped Marshfrog, Limnodynastes peronii A Limnodynastes egg mass. The Striped Marshfrog, Limnodynastes peronii

Limnodynastes peronii


The Striped Marshfrog is light to grey-brown and marked with bold, dark longitudinal stripes.  There is a pale, dark-edged line running down the middle of the back.  A dark stripe is present on the side of the face and a conspicuous pale gland runs from below the eye to the forearm.  The belly is white.  This species grows to 73 mm.


This species is widespread in coastal eastern Australia and also occurs in Tasmania.


Found in open forests and usually associated with permanent water.  This species does well in disturbed habitats.


Extremely common and frequently encountered in backyard fish ponds.


Breeds from late winter to early spring.  The eggs are laid in a foam nest on the surface of the water and are usually concealed beneath vegetation.


The call is a single `toc’ and is repeated at regular intervals.

Similar species:

This species is most similar to the Spotted Grass Frog, Limnodynastes tasmaniensis, and the Long-thumbed Frog, Limnodynastes fletcheri.  Both these species have blotches on their backs, not stripes.

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