Limnodynastes tasmaniensis - South (Spotted Marsh Frog, Spotted Grass Frog)
Size range: Up to 50 mm long.
Regions: South East
Description: Their body is brown to green with dark regular-shaped olive-green patches and a cream, yellow or orange stripe down the middle of the back in some individuals. Breeding males have a dark yellow-green throat.
Habitat: They are found in a wide range of habitats preferring swamps, ponds or lagoons.
Call description: Three distinct call races of this species are present in South Australia. The Southern call race has a short, single ‘click’. Play the Frog Audio to help identify this call race.
Breeding behaviour: Spotted Marsh Frogs lay eggs in floating foam masses. The tadpoles can take up to five months to change into frogs.