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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

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

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AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

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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

Tasmanian Froglet, Crinia tasmaniensis

Tasmanian Froglet

 

Tasmanian Froglet (Photograph by Alex Dudley)

Tasmanian Froglet (Photograph by Alex Dudley)

 

Tasmanian Froglet (Photograph by Alex Dudley)

 

 

Description

The Tasmanian Froglet is endemic to Tasmania. The upper surface is patterned dark and light brown. The belly is granular with black and white mottling. The undersurface of the thighs and groin are often a brilliant red. It grows up to 30 mm long.

Breeding

Breeding occurs from early spring to summer. Tadpoles take three to four months to complete their development and reach 30 mm in length.

Vocalisations

Tasmanian Froglet

 

The call of this species, an unusual lamb-like bleating, is mainly heard in the spring and summer. Males call from concealed locations on banks or while floating among vegetation. (Audio recordings courtesy of Ron Nagorcka/Central North Field Naturalists)

Tasmanian froglet
Distribution map courtesy
Natural Values Atlas
,
data from theLIST
© 2010 State of Tasmania.

Distribution map courtesy, data from © 2010 State of Tasmania.

 

Distribution map courtesy, data from © 2010 State of Tasmania.

 

Distribution and Habitat

Found only in Tasmania, this species is common throughout much of the state and occurs in a range of habitats including open and closed forests, buttongrass moorlands, sedgelands, wetlands and coastal heath. It is often found at high altitudes. It is always found near water, either temporary or permanent ponds or running water.

In recent years, there has been concern that the Tasmanian Froglet's range is contracting in the north and east of the State. This may be due to chytrid infection.