Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 21.   3 native species (0 introduced) listed, with 1 natives (0 introduced) from Ellura
Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Amphibians (Amphibia) - Frogs & Toads (Anura)
Tree Frog
  (2 species
    0 from Ellura)
South Australian Tree Frog
Litoria calliscelis

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Thank you Stephen Mahony & Steve Walker for confirming the id of this species for us

We were surprised at the bright orange colour of the inside legs of a frog in a bird bath. So took another photo, then coaxed the same frog onto a leaf, to show their transparent skin. The photo on clear plastic shows the true colour of the inside legs & feet.
We've measured a few and they ranged in size from 26 to 32mm long (head to tail). These were Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingii), but have now been split away under a new taxon change.
Imaged 13 in Jan(2), Feb(6), Mar(1), May(1), Nov(1) & Dec(2)
🔍Dorsal, orange background
🔍Dorsal, green background
🔍Chartreuse Coloured Feet
Tree Frog
  (2 species
    0 from Ellura)
Peron's Tree Frog
Litoria peronii

Thank you Jo Jo Swann for confirming the id of this species for us

Imaged 1 in Mar
Crossed Pupil
Partially Webbed Feet
Southern Frog
  (1 species
    1 from Ellura)
Spotted Marsh Frog
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

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Other Common NameSpotted Grass Frog

Thank you Reiner Richter & Steve Walker for confirming the id of this species for us

Where do these live? We've been at Ellura for over 2 years now and never seen one. We don't have any standing water (damn, spring, etc). Suddenly after a day of gentle rain one of these just hopped in for a visit!
Imaged 100(1M,1F,92J) in Mar(91:90J), Apr(3:1M,1F), May(1), Jun(1), Sep(2:1J), Oct(1J) & Dec(1)
Egg foam/bubble nest raft
Egg raft perspective
Nest breaking up with hatchlings
Tadpole, swimming, profile
Tadpole, dorsal
Tadpole, profile
Tadpole, dorsal
Mating pair
Adult out of water
Adult in poor condition

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