- 6.5 cms (1.25 - 2.5 inches)
Brown Striped Frogs are light brown or grey/brown in colour
with darker brown stripes on their back. They tend to have
a lighter coloured stripe running down the centre of their
back and they have a white coloured underside.
Their limbs have irregular black markings and their feet have
almost no webbing. They have a pale, raised stripe that runs
from below their eye to the top of their forelimbs. Their
skin is smooth and they reach lengths between 3 and 6.5 cms
(1.25 - 2.5 inches).
Brown Striped Frogs inhabit areas near permanent bodies of
still water and they are found throughout eastern Australia.
During they day time they usually hide under logs, stones
or in leaf litter.
They are commonly found in garden ponds and they are also
tolerant of polluted water
Brown Striped Frogs mainly feed on insects and other invertebrates.
During the breeding season males will call out to attract
females. They will begin their calling on land then they will
move to areas of shallow water where they continue to call.
Brown Striped Frogs lay eggs in static water, such as a pond
or ditch. They lay up to 1000 eggs in a foamy nest that is
usually concealed in aquatic vegetation.
The tadpoles are very large, are coloured grey/black and it
takes them 8 - 12 months to develop into froglets.
Brown Striped Frogs are also known as:
Striped Marsh Frog
Australian Grass Frog
Brown Striped Frogs are the most frequently encountered frog
on the east coast of Australia.