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Kangaroo Island Travel Guide
Kangaroo Island Wildlife - Amphibians
(Crinia signifera) - aka. Eastern Brown
Throughout Australia (inc. Kangaroo Island). It is the most commonly found frog in the Mount Lofty Ranges and south-east Eastern Australia.
Found beneath rocks, vegetation and debris at the edge of creeks, ponds, wetlands and areas of seepage. During dry periods the frog may be found away from water sources.
Males 18-25 mm, Females 19-28 mm.
Highly variable skin colour, even within populations. The skin may be plain, striped or spotted, smooth, warty or rigid. Their bellies are usually white with black splotches It has no pads on its fingers or toes. Its call sounds like a 'crick-crick-crick', like that of a ratchet.
- The Common Froglet breeds throughout the year except in mid summer.
- Its eggs are laid in small bunches of 100-150 in shallow water.
- The Common Froglet remains a tadpole for about 49 days before maturation.