WA Frogs 01. Sandhill Frog to Yellow-bellied Frog

 

Sandhill Frog

Arenophryne rotunda

Endemic.  Found in coastal sand dunes from Kalbarri to Shark Bay.

 

Bilingual Froglet (photograph)

Crinia bilingua

Found in stream sides and areas of permanent water in the Kimberley.  Seen at the Argyle Diamond Mine in November 2000.

 

Quacking Frog (photographs)

Crinia georgiana

Endemic.  Found in the south west from Gingin to Cape Le Grande in areas where there is ample shallow water in winter.  Photographed close to Cheyne Beach Road in August 2003.

 

Glauert's Froglet / Clicking Froglet (photograph)

Crinia glauerti

Endemic.  Found in the south west from the Moore River to the Pallinup River (east of Albany) in areas of permanent or seasonal moisture such as marshes.  Seen in Christmas Tree Well on Brookton Highway in January 2003.  Seen beside Cheyne Beach Road in April 2003.

 

Squelching Froglet

Crinia insignifera

Endemic.  Found in permanent and seasonal wetlands on the Swan coastal plain from Busselton to Gingin.  Also on Rottnest Island.

 

Bleating Froglet (photograph)

Crinia pseudinsignifera

Endemic.  Found in the south west and arid zones from Kalbarri to east of Esperance except the Swan coastal plain.  Usually associated with granite outcrops.  Seen at Perup Forest Ecology Centre in June 2000.  Seen on Emu Rocks near Hyden in September 2002.  Very common near Cheyne Beach Road in April 2003.

 

South Coast Froglet (photographs)

Crinia subinsignifera

Endemic.  Found in melaleuca swamps which are dry in summer in the lower south west from Manjimup to the Pallinup River (east of Albany), and the Fitzgerald River National Park to Cape Arid (east of Esperance).  Photographed close to Cheyne Beach Road in August 2003 and in a road side ditch close to the rubbish tip on Scott Road near Ravensthorpe in May 2004.

 

Giant Frog (photographs)

Cyclorana australis

Found in the Kimberley and further south in open poorly vegetated areas.  Active at night.  Often seen on roads.  Seen at the Argyle Diamond Mine in November 2000.  Common in Broome in January / February 2002 and February 2004.  Very common at Anna Plains Station in November / December 2002 and February 2004.

 

Hidden-ear Frog

Cyclorana cryptotis

Found in the lower Ord River valley south to Lake Argyle and the lower Fitzroy River valley east to Napier Downs.

 

Knife-footed Frog

Cyclorana cultripes

Found in the east Kimberley in flood plains and other low lying areas exposed to flooding in the wet season.

 

Long-footed Frog (photograph)

Cyclorana longipes

Found in a wide variety of habitats in the Kimberley and a bit further south.  Seen near Broome in February 2002 and February 2004.  Common at Anna Plains Station in February 2004.

 

Main's Frog

Cyclorana maini

Found in flood plains and near temporary streams through the middle of Western Australia from south of Carnarvon, Mt Magnet, Leonora and Port Hedland east to the border.  Common in Carnarvon in February 2004.

 

Water-holding Frog

Cyclorana platycephala

Found in variety of environments in the south Pilbara, east Gascoyne and east Murchison including Carnarvon, Morawa and Laverton.  Found in Carnarvon in February 2004.

 

Wailing Frog

Cyclorana vagitus

Found on open grassy plains in the lower Ord River valley, the lower Fitzroy River valley and the lower Lennard River valleys.

 

White-bellied Frog

Geocrinia alba

Endemic.  Found in the dense vegetation on clay in the Karridale / Witchcliffe area near Augusta.

 

Lea's Frog

Geocrinia leai

Endemic.  Found in coastal and near coastal areas in the south west from Dandaragan to Two People's Bay (east of Albany) near streams or swamps.  Inland to Chittering Brook, Nannup and the Porongorups.

 

Nornalup Frog

Geocrinia lutea

Endemic.  Found in wet forest litter on peaty sand in the vicinity of Nornalup.

 

Roseate Frog

Geocrinia rosea

Endemic.  Found under vegetation and rotten logs in the extreme south west from Margaret River to east of Walpole.

 

Yellow-bellied Frog

Geocrinia vitellina

Endemic.  Found in seepages on the north bank of the Blackwood River near Spearwood Creek in the Karridale area near Augusta.

 
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