Salt water frogs

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Salt water frogs

Postby liamjack » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:15 pm

Walking along the Warringne Board Walk on Westernport Bay , i was surprised to hear a multitude of frog calls , coming from at best , brackish , more likley the salt water . All along this tidal marsh area frog calls , the only one i could positively identify was the pollybonk . I was amazed that frogs could happily live in this salty situation ! Is this common ? Many Thanks Liam

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Postby Nathan Litjens » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:13 am

It's a bit of a surprise, but I have seen two species happily breeding in saltmarsh- though only after heavy rains. Both the Pobblebonk and Common Froglet can be seen in such areas. I am in Asia at the moment and there is a frog that breeds in the mangroves- the Crab Eating Frog Fejevarya cancrivora. Has no dramas with a bit of salt! Big frog too, eaten by locals.

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