You will find below the list of frog species ‘captured’ so far by our cameras. The list will be updated as we discover more and more footages. Some basic information was added for each species… but we are inviting everyone to head to FrogID for a complete description (incl. photos and frog calls!). The FrogID website is a gem when it comes to information about Australian frogs: no point doing a pale copy here! You can click on the name of each species below to be redirected to the corresponding page on FrogID.
Those two species have highly variable body colour and pattern. The fingers and toes are unwebbed, without disks. They are morphologically indistinguishable – and difficult to spot – but you can differentiate them thanks to their different calls!
⬅ ” I reckon this is a gravid female Geocrinia victoriana.
Very chunky but with smaller eyes and head than you would expect of a spadefoot or banjo frog.”
Commonly known as Pobblebonk, the Eastern banjo frog is a burrowing frog. It uses its arms and legs to dig itself backwards into soft mud. Breeding season (August through April) is a good opportunity to get out, and you will hear their very recognizable “bonk” call during that time (especially after heavy rains!). Their “egg mass” is also quite unique: up to 4000 eggs are embedded into a foamy mass that floats on the surface of the water. This helps keep the eggs oxygenated. To achieve that, the female uses her forearm like egg-beaters to create the foam with air bubbles and clear jelly!
⬅ “Based on the squat body shape and the upright ambush posture, I think this is a young Neobatrachus sudellae.”
Best guess until better footage is captured
IUCN : Near threatened
FFG Act : Endangered