Spotted Marsh Frog
Tadpole, profile
Ellura
Spotted Marsh Frog
Mating pair
 
                      
Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Amphibians (Amphibia)
Order: Frogs & Toads (Anura)
Family: Southern Frog (Limnodynastidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis)
This Photo:     Tadpole, dorsal
Other name: Spotted Grass Frog

Thank you Reiner Richter & Steve Walker for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Where do these live? We've been at Ellura for over 2 years now and never seen one. We don't have any standing water (damn, spring, etc). Suddenly after a day of gentle rain one of these just hopped in for a visit!

Copyright © 2005-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Oct-2005
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)