Frogs

Frogs recorded in the Sanctuary

Two families of frogs occur in Victoria; Hylidae or Tree Frogs and Myobatrachinae (formerly Leptobractylidae) or Southern Frogs.

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary is home to 9 species of frogs. The extensive wetland system at La Trobe is an ideal area for frogs to breed. Well vegetated wetlands with large amounts of ground cover in the form of rocks and logs, ensure sufficient cover. Did you know that apart from the breeding season, most species of frogs spend the most of their time away from the water?

Hylidae
SpeciesCommon name
Litoria ewingiiThe Southern Brown (Ewing's) Tree Frog
Litoria verreauxiiWhistling Tree Frog
Litoria raniformisGrowling Grass Frog
Myobratrachinae
SpeciesCommon name
Geocrinia victorianaVictorian Smooth Froglet
Lymnodynastes dumeriliPobble Bonk Frog or Eastern Banjo Frog
Lymnodynastes peroniStriped Marsh Frog
Lynmodynastes tasmaniensisSpotted Marsh Frog
Neobratrachus sudelliCommon Spadefoot Toad
Ranidella signiferaCommon Froglet