EASTERN BANJO FROG

Appearance

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.

Habitat

Occurs in a range of habitats including dams, slow-moving streams and seasonally flooded wetlands.

Diet

Mainly insects and some other small animals

Breeding

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

Predators include cats, dogs, foxes, large birds and reptiles.

Life expectancy

Frog life expectancy varies between 5-15 years

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