Common Eastern Froglet – Crinia signifera
I seem to forever be rescuing these little fellows from the side walls of the family swimming pool. They call madly from the garden surrounds at night, particularly if rain is around. In the morning they can be found clinging to the sides of the pool with their top half pulled out of the water. The pebblecrete surface seems to give them enough of a hold on and they can stay pressed to the sides for many hours. We had a chunk of the pebblecrete break away from under the pool coping edge making a small cave just above the water level. This has become a frog favourite and one morning 6 little froglets were found squeezed in there hiding from the morning sun.
It is amazing to see the variations in colours and patterns on the backs of these frogs. However they all have a black and white blotched belly.
The photos below show some of the variations in colour and markings on the frogs I have rescued from the swimming pool.
Information about the Common Eastern Froglet ( link to Frogs Australia Network Database)
Frog Call (mp3)
Posted on January 18th, 2008 by Sue
Filed under: Frogs