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Spotted Marsh Frog, Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

Spotted Marsh Frog

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Spotted Marsh Frog
(Photographs by Alex Dudley)

spotted marsh frog
Distribution map courtesy
Natural Values Atlas
data from theLIST
© 2010 State of Tasmania.


The Spotted Marsh Frog has a smooth, pale grey-brown dorsal surface  with irregular clearly defined green to olive-green spots and a thin yellow, orange or reddish mid-dorsal stripe. The ventral surface is smooth and white. It grows to a length of 45 mm.


Breeding usually occurs in summer to autumn. The larval phase lasts 4-5 months. Tadpoles reach 60 mm in length.


Spottted Marsh Frog

The call, which can be heard in spring and summer, has been likened to two stones being tapped together.  (Audio recordings courtesy of Ron Nagorcka/Central North Field Naturalists)

Distribution and Habitat

The Spotted Marsh Frog is found throughout the eastern third of Tasmania, where it occurs in farm dams, open woodlands, creeks and coastal wetlands. It is generally found beneath rocks and leaf debris. It also occurs throughout much of south-eastern mainland Australia.