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Brown Striped Frog
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Brown Striped Frog

Brown Striped Frog Range Map (Eastern Australia)
Brown Striped Frog Range Map
(Eastern Australia)

Latin Name Limnodynastes peronii
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Eastern Australia
Colour Brown
Length 3 - 6.5 cms (1.25 - 2.5 inches)

Mostly Terrestrial

Breeding Season

Spring & Summer

Main Characteristics

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.

Interesting Facts

Brown Striped Frogs are also known as:
Striped Marsh Frog
Australian Grass Frog
Brown Frog

Brown Striped Frogs are the most frequently encountered frog on the east coast of Australia.


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