Help Classifying these Marsh frogs

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Help Classifying these Marsh frogs

Postby hojo » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:20 am

Hi All

I have two marsh frogs.....Saved from certain squashing on the concrete at AMCOR Bottling Plant in the Galwer Belt SA North of Adelaide.

We are having a wonderful time getting to know their quirky behaviour. They have become responsive to our voices and look forward to feeding time. Have not heard any voices, but the bigger one does make a clicking noise when I feed him. Defensive, territorial behaviour?????

They also spend a lot of time staring at the fish tank which the are sat next to their tank. They love crickets, house flys and mosquitos.

They have quite differing skin colourations but are mostly alike. They have creamy white under-bellies. see attached photos.

Do you like the way they kindly stayed on the rock to be photographed.??

Please also comment of this piece of info a pet shop gave me.
That the stripes determine the sex of the frog???
Sound a bit to easy to me!!!!!
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Large one Rupert...(30-45mm Long)
Small one Nina...(20-30mm Long)Juvinile maybe??

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Postby GrantW » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:08 pm

Yes they are Lim. tasmaniensis, no the stripes do not determine sex, if you look at the throat, males will have a yellow throat, while females have white.

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EXTRA INFO

Postby hojo » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:18 pm

please also note that the underbellies of the frogs differ

Rupert (female) has a lovely creamy underbelly no other colouration

Nina (poss female) has a speckled/greyish underbelly. Is this a juvi tummy or a differing species????????.

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Postby GrantW » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:41 pm

They are both the same species, it is just natural variation that occurs within the species.


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