Please help me identify this frog!

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Please help me identify this frog!

Postby roads75 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:26 pm

Hi to all
Could someone please help me identify this frog, I found it in my backyard pond, I live in the South Australian outback. It had a high pitched call when I heard it. I thought it might have been a Trilling Frog but wasnt 100% sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
( apologies for the quality of the photo)
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Postby Ann » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:05 am

Have a look here:

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/epa/fr ... frogs.html

You can listen to the calls, let us know if any sound right.
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Oh and welcome to the site! :D

cute frog too

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Postby Ann » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:09 am

Doesn't look like his front feet are webbed.

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Postby samehada » Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:39 am

looks like a cyclorana do u live near clay pans or have clay soil in tour area

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Postby roads75 » Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:29 pm

Thanks for your replies, and thank you for your welcome Ann!
In response to the question, the soil out here is red sand and we are 550km or so north of Adelaide so we are a long way away from water!

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Postby roads75 » Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:48 pm

I have looked at the weblink that was given to me and from the call I think it might be a Cyclorana cultripes (Knife Footed frog) It fits the descrition besides the fact that the area that they are described as being in is the far north east of SA and we are in the middle of the state, it is still possible that this frog could be this species?

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Postby Eipper » Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:46 pm

Roads75,

The Cyclorana genus is a taxonomic mess at present, a friend in QLD is working on them at present.

I would of said Neobatrachus centralis, but this is a guess (I need a better pic to be sure of even the Genus)

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Postby roads75 » Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:57 pm

Just had an amazing experience with this frog, we were able to get a really close look at him and he was amazing! Ive attached a great pic so anyone who can identify him I would be really grateful so I can add him to my notes. Thanks guys!
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What a poser!

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Postby roads75 » Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:52 pm

Another photo to help identify this little guy- I was maybe thinking neobatrachus sudelli?
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Postby Ann » Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:19 am

Very cool!!!
Did you notice this on that other site:

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/epa/fr ... g_key.html

Asks step by step ? to help in the identification.

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Postby Eipper » Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:42 am

Thats Neobatrachus centralis.

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Postby roads75 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:08 pm

Thank you so much for your assistance Ann and Scott, really appreciate it. Glad my identifiying skills werent too far off the mark! Now I can add him to my notes and further my studies! :D


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