Spencer's Burrowing Frog in Port Stephens

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Spencer's Burrowing Frog in Port Stephens

Postby pch » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:52 pm


I have just joined this forum so that I can send a message, as your website asks for visitors to alert you if a frog not listed as from the region is found... and I have a frog identical to Wikipedia images of a Spencer's Burrowing Frog in my sandy paddock here in Port Stephens.

Can anyone let me know if this is unusual or has been reported before?

Cheers -- I have an interest in frogs and have provided a pond habitat which in the last year since being established has seen hundreds (I'm not kidding) of frogs spawn. Green tree frogs and smaller (tiny) striped frogs. I love watching the tadpoles grow into froglets and then see them out in the yard before they head off further. :-)

Cheers guys. P.

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Postby kismetgecko » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:58 pm

It's almost certainly an ornate burrowing frog (platyplectrum ornatum). Ornatum have a wide range of colourings and patterns, they're very similar in body shape to spenceri and are found in that area.


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