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Limnodynastes salmini

Salmon-striped Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Least Concern

Calling Period

Possible
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Description

A large species of frog reaching up to 7.5 cm in body length. It has a grey-brown or brown back with darker patches and spots. There are three distinct salmon-pink or orange stripes: one along each side and one along the middle of the back. The belly is white. The backs of the thighs are brown with white spots. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is golden-brown. Fingers are unwebbed and toes are slightly webbed, both without discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid as a foamy mass on the surface of dams, flooded roadside ditches, or grassland. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 7 cm and are dark brown in colour. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies, and take at least one and a half months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring to autumn.

Similar Species

Looks similar to Limnodynastes fletcheri, Limnodynastes peronii, and Limnodynastes tasmaniensis in its distribution, but all of these species lack distinct salmon-pink or orange stripes.

Images

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Calls

By: Dinah Hall

By: Dave Stewart

By: Mitchell Holland

Distribution

Found east and west of the ranges in QLD from Bowen, south through inland NSW to West Wyalong.

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