Striped Marshfrog

Striped Marshfrog

Limnodynastes peronii

Marshfrogs live in flooded pasture and suburban gardens to forested wetlands. Their preference is moist open forest and woodlands.

Striped Marshfrogs as the name suggests, are striped. Their colour ranges from light brown to grey with darker stripes and a white underbelly. Breeding males possess a yellow throat and swollen forearms.

Marsh frogs eat any animal that can fit into their mouths. They also use their expandable eye sockets to help them swallow their prey.

Males possess a mating call of a short sharp ‘toc’ and females lay foam nests of eggs on the surface of the water.