Limnodynastes peronii — Striped Marsh Frog
Some other names for this species:
Brown-striped Frog, Brown Frog
on grounds of Mt. Glorious Getaway Cottages, Queensland, Australia—February 17, 2003
These frogs are commonly heard all up and down the east coast of Australia, but they are maddeningly hard to see. They make a soft "toc" sound, repeated every few seconds, that echoes and bounces such that its origin is extremely difficult to pinpoint. I spent at least ten minutes within three feet of this frog before I finally saw it.
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Australia.
This cheerfully fat frog was lurking beneath an old board that also covered a couple of skinks. The skinks dispersed quickly when the board was gently lifted, but the frog just sat there in its fat froggy way.
- Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., Tyler, M. J. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Hoser, R. T. 1989. Australian Reptiles & Frogs