AmphibiaWeb - Crinia georgiana


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Crinia georgiana Tschudi, 1838
Quacking Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Crinia

© 2002 Jean-Marc Hero (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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View Bd and Bsal data (56 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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South-west corner of Western Australia. From Gingin in the north, inland to Dumbleyung and east to the vicinity of Cape Le Grand. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 115300 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Occurs in coastal plains and forests where there is ample shallow water in winter. Lives amongst vegetation beside creeks or soaks. Breeding occurs from July to October on cold nights. About 70 large eggs are laid separately in shallow seep water and sometimes in roadside gutters. Tadpoles develop in about 4 - 7 weeks.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.

None listed, but increasing development along the coast of Western Australia may pose a threat in the future.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Crinia georgiana: Quacking Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 14, 2024.

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