Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

(Spotted Marsh Frog, Spotted Grass Frog)

FAMILY

Myobatrachidae

Species

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

Common name

Spotted Marsh Frog, Spotted grass Frog

Main colour

Light brown to olive green, blotches present

Body size

4.5 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This frog can be found in a number of habitats particularly in grassy areas near waterholes. The brown to olive green body has a series of large brown blotches on the back, and there is usually a narrow stripe from snout to vent which varies in colour from white to rusty. There is also a dark band running from snout to the forelimb area, belly is whitish. Fingers are unwebbed but there is frequently a small amount of webbing between the toes. The tympanium is indistinct.