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Red-Crowned Brood Frog

Pseudophryne australis


Found in an ephemeral pool after prolonged rain for the past month. Numerous other calling males heard.


Dense grass and heath around a ephemeral pool, set on a depression in the sandstone bedrock.

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Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga a year ago

Nice spotting!! Congratulations!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Congrats.. well deserved for species at risk.

Tukup a year ago

Congratulations Ciaran on the SOTW. Beautiful shot.

Congratulations Ciaran Nagle,your red-crowned brood frog, Pseudophryne australis, has been voted Project Noah’s Spotting of the Week,by the Ranger team!

A red-crowned brood frog, Pseudophryne australis, has been voted Project Noah’s spotting of the week!

Spotted by Ciaran Nagle in a pool outside of Sydney, Australia, this small frog is a species of the Australian ground frog. The range of this frog is confined to the Sydney Basin and its conservation status is officially listed as Vulnerable.

The mark of this species is the bright orange t-shaped triangle on its head. This triangle matches the same orange-colored stripe on its lower back.

Tadpoles develop mostly inside their egg. After heavy rain, the eggs hatch and tadpoles complete their development in rain-filled temporary pools.



Ciaran Nagle
Ciaran Nagle a year ago

Thank you all!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Nice shot and a great looking species.

AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

MichaelS a year ago

Hi Ciaran Nagle, Welcome to Project Noah!! :)

Love your first Frog spotting.

Hello Ciaran Nagle and welcome to the Project Noah community!

Project Noah is a tool for people to learn about wildlife, share wildlife spottings, build nature journals and engage in citizen science. Here you will find a friendly community of people passionate about wildlife and conservation.

We are thrilled for you to join Project Noah. We hope you enjoy our website and community as much as us! Enjoy yourself, learn, share and I will see you around :)

Ciaran Nagle
Spotted by
Ciaran Nagle

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jun 28, 2019
Submitted on Aug 9, 2019

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