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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Common Froglet, Crinia signifera

Common Froglet (Top photo by PWS,
bottom photo by Alex Dudley)

Description

The Common Froglet is a slender species up to 30 mm long. The upper surface is variable in colour, ranging from light to dark brown, uniform in colour or with darker lateral stripes, and a warty or smooth surface. The undersurface is white and granular with irregular blotches.

Breeding

Breeding occurs throughout most of the year. Eggs hatch 7-10 days after laying. Tadpoles reach 36 mm in length.

Vocalisations

Common Froglet

Its rapidly repeated call can be heard throughout the year, especially after rain. (Audio recordings courtesy of Ron Nagorcka/Central North Field Naturalists)


Common (brown) froglet
Distribution map courtesy
Natural Values Atlas
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data from theLIST
© 2010 State of Tasmania.

Distribution and Habitat

The species is widespread throughout Tasmania including on Flinders and King Islands. It is found throughout agricultural areas, forests, sedgelands and moorlands, where it occurs beneath rocks, vegetation and leaf litter near ponds and swamps. It is often found in association with human habitations.