Limnodynastes tasmaniensis - North (Spotted Marsh Frog, Spotted Grass Frog)
Size range: Up to 50 mm long.
Regions: Central Districts, Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Plains, Murray Valley, North East, South East
Description: Their body is brown to green with dark regular-shaped olive-green patches and a 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 are present in South Australia. This call race has the following call: a rapid, sharp ‘duk-duk-duk-duk' (2-4 notes, average of three in SA).
Breeding behaviour: Spotted Marsh Frogs lay eggs in floating foam masses. The tadpoles can take up to five months to change into frogs.