AmphibiaWeb - Limnodynastes peronii


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Limnodynastes peronii (Duméril & Bibron, 1841)
Striped Marsh Frog, Brown Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Limnodynastes

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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 (26 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (26 records).
Found along the east coast of Australia. From far-north Queensland along the coast through New South Wales and into Victoria and the south-east corner of South Australia.

The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 664300 km2.

Species is widespread and abundant and there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that the species may be increasing in numbers and extending its range in Queensland. It is often referred to as a weed species in Queensland.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Can be found in many habitats including: rainforests, wet and dry forests, woodlands, shrublands, open and disturbed areas. They also frequent swamps, flooded grassland, suburban pools and ponds. Secretive by day, hiding under logs, stones or leaf litter and it can burrow.

Breeding occurs from August to March. Males call by day hidden in thick vegetation, forest debris or overhanging ledges. At night they call from the water floating in concealed sites. Females lay 700 - 1000 eggs in a foam nest tangled in vegetation (reeds and rushes) at the water's edge.

Trends and Threats
Not known.


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

Hero, J.-M., Littlejohn, M., and Marantelli, G. (1991). Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-10-09)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Limnodynastes peronii: Striped Marsh Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 25, 2023.

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