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Crinia remota

Remote Froglet

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Least Concern

Calling Period

Possible
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Description

A small species of frog reaching up to 2 cm in body length. It has a brown or grey back, with darker brown patches and lighter longitudinal stripes along the sides. There is often a triangular patch between the eyes. The belly is white, and the male has a grey or black throat. The pupil is nearly round, and the iris is gold. The legs often have horizontal bars. Fingers and toes are unwebbed, both without discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid singly and attached to vegetation under the surface of the water in swamps, flooded grassland, ditches, and temporary pools. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 2.5 cm, and are gold-brown in colour. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies, and take around one and a half months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring to summer in the wet season.

Similar Species

Looks similar to Crinia bilingua and Crinia deserticola in its distribution, but has a different call.

Images

Photo: Angus McNab

Photo: Anders Zimny

Photo: Dane Trembath

Calls

By: Dane Trembath

By: Jono Hooper

By: Keith McDonald

By: Keith McDonald

Distribution

Found in the Top End of the NT, east through to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York region, and northeast coast areas of QLD.

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