The Victorian Smooth Froglet, Geocrinia Victoriana, is a small smooth-bodied species growing to just under 30 mm in length. It is usually fairly darkly coloured, with pinkish marbling on the thighs and a pink spot in the groin.
Victorian Smooth Froglet
Photographer: Peter Robertson. Source: Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd.
Distribution and habitat
This frog is usually found in hilly or mountainous forest habitats across much of southern Victoria.
The diet consists of small invertebrates. Eggs are laid in gelatinous masses in damp situations, such as under bark or in wet wheel ruts. Tadpoles are free-swimming in still water. They grow to a maximum length of 31 mm and take up to 8 months to metamorphose.
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