Strathbogie Ranges - Nature View

Ecology, landscape and natural history in the Strathbogie Ranges, Australia.

Frogs of the Strathbogie Tableland

Spotted Marsh Frog, Limnodynastes tasmaniensis.

Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis).

Preliminary amphibian list for the Strathbogie Tableland, North-east Victoria – seven species.

For images and distribition information on the species listed below, go to National Museum of Victoria Bioinformatics pages and follow the link to Frogs.
This list will be annotated as information is gathered.

  1. Plains Brown Tree Frog Litoria paraewingi
    Widespread and common across much of the Tableland and throughout the Strathbogie Ranges region.
  2. Peron’s Tree Frog Litoria peroni
    Widespread, though patchy, distribution across much of the Tableland and throughout the Strathbogie Ranges region.
  3. Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis
    Known historically from only a few localities in the Ranges, it is quite possibly extinct on the Tableland and in the entire Strathbogie Ranges region. This species is regarded as Threatened in Victoria.
  4. Southern Bullfrog, or Banjo Frog Limnodynastes dumerli
    Widespread and common across much of the Tableland.
  5. Spotted Marsh Frog “Limnodynastes tasmaniensis”
    Widespread and common across much of the Tableland and throughout the Strathbogie Ranges region.
  6. Common Froglet Crinia signifera
    Widespread and common across much of the Tableland and throughout the Strathbogie Ranges region.
  7. Plains Froglet Crinia parinsignifera
    Present at lower elevations and on the margins of the ranges; common on the adjacent plains. The closes records to the Tableland are from several farm dams at Kelvin View, at the top of the western escarpment of the Ranges. It is not known if this is a natural population, or one stemming from translocations from lower altitudes.
  8. Brown, or Bibron’s Toadlet “Pseudophryne bibroni”
    Know from only one locality on the Tableland. This species is regarded as Threatened in Victoria.
  9. Victorian Smooth Froglet Geocrinia victoriana
    Widespread and common across much of the Tableland and throughout the Strathbogie Ranges region.

    Frogs that might occur on the Tableland, but have not yet been recorded include:

    Verreaux’s Tree Frog Litoria verreauxi

    Southern Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingi

    Plains Froglet, or Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet Crinia parinsignifera

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