Limnodynastes tasmaniensis - West (Spotted Marsh Frog, Spotted Grass Frog)
Size range: Up to 50 mm long.
Regions: Central Districts, Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Plains, Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Murray Valley, North West, Nullarbor Plain, Yorke Peninsula
Description: Their body is brown to green with dark regular-shaped olive-green patches and a cream, yellow, orange or red 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. The Western race has the following call: a rapid, soft ‘uk-uk-uk-uk’ (3-6 notes, average of four in SA). They can be heard in all months except June.
Breeding behaviour: Spotted Marsh Frogs lay eggs in floating foam masses. The tadpoles can take up to five months to change into frogs.