Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk

The Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk, Limnodynastes terraereginae The Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk, Limnodynastes terraereginae, showing distinctive red patches in groin and on back of hind leg.

Limnodynastes terraereginae

Identification:

The Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk is a large frog, growing to 75 mm, with a dark grey to brown back.  Dark blotches are sometimes present on the back.  The sides and upper arm are yellow to reddish. There is red patch in the groin and red along the hind edge of the thigh.  A conspicuous pale gland runs from below the eye to the forearm.

Distribution:

Found in eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales.

Habitat:

River flats in grassy open forests and woodlands.

Habits:

This frog has an upright posture and may be mistaken for a Cane Toad.  

Breeding:

The eggs are laid in a white foam nest on the surface of the water and are partially covered by overhanging plants or leaf litter.

Call: 

A short `bonk’ or `dunk’

Similar species:

This species is most similar to the Eastern Banjo Frog, Limnodynastes dumerilii, which lacks the red thigh and groin coloration of L. terraereginae.

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