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Striped Burrowing Frog
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[Photo] Striped Burrowing Frog (Cyclorana albogutta). Date: 11-09-2006. Author: Donna Flynn
The Striped Burrowing Frog, Cyclorana alboguttata, is a species of burrowing frog in the Hylidae family. It occurs throughout much of Australia, from northern New South Wales, through eastern and northern Queensland and into eastern Northern Territory. This species was once included in the genus Litoria.
This species grows up to 65mm in length. It is brown, olive or green above, with darker blotches. There is usually a pale yellow or yellow-green stripe down the back, and a dark streak runs from the snout, through the eye and the tympanum, breaking up down the flanks. This stripe has lateral skin fold above it. The backs of the thighs are dark, almost black, with large white, with some flecks brown on the throat and chest. The skin of the back has scatterd warts and ridges. The belly is granular, but the throat and chest are smooth. The toes are half webbed. The tympanum is distinct.
Ecology and behaviour
It lives in woodland and cleared areas. It is usually only seen around temporary pools and waterfilled claypans. The species is active by day and night.
Males call from around the grassy edges of temporary pools and ditches. They are often heard by day, and usually seen only after heavy summer rain. The call is a rapid "quacking" and eggs are laid in clumps near the waters edge.
This species may be confused with Cyclorana australis but can be distinguished by the lateral skin folds on either side of the dorsal surface.
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