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Pobblebonk Frog

Pobblebonk Frog

Pobblebonk Frog
Pobblebonk (Banjo) Frog
Photographer - Peter Robertson
Source - Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd

Limnodynastes dumerilli

Adults frequent all habitats with the exception of rainforest and extremely arid zones. Eggs are laid in white frothy rafts and tadpoles inhabit still water in swamps, streams, dams and lakes.

Males usually call concealed in floating vegetation or less commonly from land at the water's edge.

The call is a short musical, explosive note producing a resonant "bonk" repeated every few seconds. Some individuals from eastern populations can produce a rapid series of "bonk bonk bonk bonk" lasting about one second.

Up to 4000 pigmented eggs are enclosed in a large white frothy floating foam raft usually concealed in aquatic vegetation.

Tadpoles are large, dark brown or black and the fins are dark grey/brown. The fins and sometimes body are flecked with darker spots or flecks.

Adults have a prominent tibial gland, a fleshy metatarsal tubercle and a smooth white or mottled belly.

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