Striped Marsh FrogThe striped marsh frog (Limnodynastes peroni) is an attractive species, its dorsal (upper) surface patterned with a series of dark and light brown stripes. It grows to a length of 70mm. In Tasmania, it is an uncommon species, confined to the far northwest and northeast, as well as King Island. On the mainland, in contrast, it is widespread and common along the eastern seaboard.
It is listed as endangered on Tasmania's Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 due to an observed significant decline and the species is now only known from a limited number of locations in the far northwest and northeast of Tasmania.
During spring and summer, males call from either the water or concealed sites, such as under leaf litter. The call is a soft, explosive 'whuck'.
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