EASTERN BANJO FROG
Also known as the Pobblebonk Frog
It is a large (up to 9cm) burrowing frog. They are dark brown, grey or olive green in colour with irregular dark markings on the back. The back is moderately warty, with a prominent pale strip running from below the eye to above the arm.
Occurs in a range of habitats including dams, slow-moving streams and seasonally flooded wetlands.
Mainly insects and some other small animals
This frog may breed at any time depending on habitat availability, however, peak breeding season is spring through to summer. The female will lay up to 4000 eggs enclosed in a large white frothy foam raft usually hidden amongst aquatic vegetation.
The tadpole lifespan is 5-6 months before metamorphosis
Predators include cats, dogs, foxes, large birds and reptiles.
Frog life expectancy varies between 5-15 years