The Striped Marsh Frog, Limnodynastes peronii, is a fairly large species, growing up to 75 mm in length, with prominent alternate light and dark stripes and a narrow, pale mid-vertebral stripe on a light brown or grey-brown background.
Striped Marsh Frog
Photographer: Peter Robertson / Source: Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd.
Distribution and habitat
It is widespread across southern Victoria and occurs throughout the entire Melbourne area in wetlands. It is usually found calling from vegetation beside pools or hiding under fallen logs.
Adults eat a variety of foods, including smaller frogs. Females lay their eggs in floating foam masses attached to vegetation in still waters. Tadpoles grow to a maximum length of 60 mm.
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