Cyclorana maini (Main's Frog)
Size range: Their length from nose to rear end is up to 47 mm.
Regions: North West
Description: This is a moderate-sized pale brown to dull green burrowing frog with skin that can be smooth or slightly warty.
Habitat: In South Australia Main’s Frog is limited to the extreme north west and is found in some of the driest parts of the State. They are found in open grassland, claypans, lightly forested country and temporary marshes.
Call description: Their call is short (less than 1 second) like the bleating of a sheep.
Breeding behaviour: They are burrowing frogs which spend much of their time underground conserving water. As a result they are rarely encountered except after rains when they emerge from burrows in large numbers to breed. They lay large irregular clumps of eggs in water. Their tadpoles develop very rapidly, making it possible for them to breed in unpredictable water supplies that can dry rapidly.
Easily confused with: They are very similar to Cyclorana cultripes but with a dark lateral head stripe.