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Striped Burrowing Frog

Cyclorana alboguttata


This frog is brown, olive-brown or green on its back with darker flecks and blotches. Most individuals have a yellowish or light green stripe down the spine. A dark streak runs from the snout, through the eye and the tympanum (tight membrane covering the entrance to the ear), breaking into spots and blotches down the side of the body. A skin fold runs above this dark streak. The backs of the thighs are dark with white spots. The belly is granular and white. The skin on the back has scattered warts and ridges. The chest and the throat are smooth and flecked with brown spots. The toes are half webbed.


This burrowing frog lives in woodland and cleared areas. It is usually associated with temporary pools and flooded claypans.


Breeding: Males call during spring and summer from beside temporary pools of water. Eggs: Are laid in clumps near the edge of the water. Tadpoles: Are large and honey brown or dull white-brown in colour. The tail is translucent yellow-brown.

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4721, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 6, 2012
Submitted on Mar 7, 2012

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