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Spotted marsh frog

Lymnodynastes tasmaniensis


This spotted frog visited after spring rain last year. Maybe the spotted marsh frog but I'm unsure.


Backyard, probably strayed from its habitat

1 species ID suggestions


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great find martinl.
I sometimes hear them at water but have never been able to see one in the wild.

MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you, that seems right. I wasn't confident to ID because I expected the stripe down the back as in the pic in my book. It seems to be very variable.

Mostly Open Ocean
Mostly Open Ocean 6 years ago

Hey Martin. I'm pretty sure that's the spotted marsh frog, Lymnodynastes tasmaniensis. More information about them here:

Can be confused with L. fletcheri, but L. fletcheri has more irregular spots (size, shape and position). Also can be confused with L. peroni, but L. peroni typically has the darker markings stretched out into stripes.

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.73, Long: 145.38

Spotted on Dec 15, 2010
Submitted on Dec 15, 2011

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