Marbled Frog

The Marbled Frog is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Marbled Frog inhabits waterholes and pools in open grassland and woodland. References - * Tyler, Michael J. (1992). Encyclopedia of Australian Animals: Frogs. Pymble, Australia: Angus & Robertson. More

The Marbled Frog inhabits waterholes and pools in open grassland and woodland. More

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* The average adult length of the Marbled Frog is 55 millimetres. Distribution: * Often found calling from hiding under plant debris, and clumps of snagged grass. Found off roadside verges. More

marbled frog, for example, produces a sticky goo that takes about 10 minutes to dry after the frog's death. The snake waits about 12 minutes after the initial bite before eating it. More

The other species, the marbled frog, is less dangerous but still tough to eat. When attacked, it secretes a gluelike substance. Leaves and twigs get caught up in this material, making a big sticky mess that gets in the way of anything trying to munch on it. More

Marbled Frog (Limnodynastes convexiusculus), the west of Cooktown, Australia. Date 12 November 2006. Photo by John Hill ( Copyright (C) 2006 John Hill Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. More

The marbled frog's glue has one defect - it stops being sticky after 10 minutes. The surprised scientists watched as the snake would bite the frog, inject a lethal dose of venom, and then quickly release the amphibian before it could wrap the attacker in glue. More

Order : Anura
Family : Limnodynastidae
Genus : Limnodynastes
Species : convexiusculus
Authority : (Macleay, 1878)