Crinia signifera (Common Froglet)
Size range: Up to 30 mm long.
Regions: Central Districts, Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Plains, Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Murray Valley, South East, Yorke Peninsula
Description: The body colour and pattern is highly variable but their back is mostly brown or black in colour (can also be grey) with a striped, plain or marbled pattern. Their belly is rough with small lumps, and white with grey to black spots.
Habitat: Common Froglets are found in a wide range of habitats, including wet and dry forests, floodplains, open and disturbed areas. They are most often found in areas with plenty of cover and that are damp or flooded after rains.
Call description: Its call is a single 'crick' or three to five croaks repeated 'crick-crick-crick-crick-crick' which can be heard in all months of the year.
Breeding behaviour: They breed all year long and the females lay a mass of eggs in water attached to twigs and leaves. The tadpoles take about one to three months to change into frogs.
Easily confused with: It looks just like the Murray Valley Froglet (Crinia parisignifera). The call of Bibron's Toadlet is often confused with that of the Common Froglet. While the Common Froglet call can be a single note, the individual notes are usually shorter in duration that those of Bibron's Toadlet and there is a shorter gap between notes.