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Limnodynastes

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Limnodynastinae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Frog
Family  Myobatrachidae
Scientific name  Limnodynastes
Rank  Genus
Limnodynastes Striped marshfrog Limnodynastes peronii Department of Environment
Lower classifications  Striped marsh frog, Spotted grass frog, Limnodynastes dumerilii, Northern banjo frog, Marbled frog

Striped marsh frogs limnodynastes peronii


Limnodynastes (commonly known as the Australian swamp frogs) is a genus of frog native to Australia, southern New Guinea and some Torres Strait Islands. They are ground-dwelling frogs, with no toe pads. The size varies from 45 mm to 90 mm in the giant banjo frog. The webbing on the feet ranges between species, from very little, to almost complete. The tympanum is not visible in any species, except in the woodworker frog, which is sometimes classed in a separate genus Megistolotis. All species construct a foam nest in which the eggs are laid. However, in south-eastern South Australia female striped marsh frog and spotted grass frog lack the flanges of skin on the hands that helps trap the air bubble and do not construct foam nests.

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Limnodynastes Marbled frog Limnodynastes convexiusculus Department of

Limnodynastes peronii calling


Species

Limnodynastes CalPhotos Limnodynastes dumerilii Bullfrog Pobblebonk

Following a major revision of amphibians in 2006, two species, the ornate burrowing frog, Opisthodon ornatus and Spencer’s burrowing frog, Opisthodon spenceri, were moved to the resurrected genus Opisthodon. This reduced the number of member species to eleven.

Limnodynastes Striped marshfrog Limnodynastes peronii Department of Environment
Limnodynastes Grey bellied pobblebonk Limnodynastes dumerilii Department of
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References

Limnodynastes Wikipedia


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