5 Interesting Facts About Eastern Common Froglets

Eastern Common Froglet

Here is an eastern common froglet waiting for an insect to eat

A couple of weeks ago, my piano teacher was telling me about some of the frogs that she finds in her backyard.  One of them is the eastern common froglet.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These cute little frogs grow to about 3 cm long.  They have light to dark brown skin, come in a range of markings and can have smooth or warty skin.
  2. As with many frogs, you will more often hear eastern common froglets before you see them.  They are also known as the clicking frog and make a “crik, crik, crik” call that sounds like crickets.
  3. These guys spend most of their time hiding under logs, rocks and leaves on the ground and eat small insects and invertebrates.
  4. At breeding time the females lay about 150-200 eggs underneath the water.  The tadpoles take about 3 months to grow into adults.
  5. Eastern common froglets are quite common and can be found throughout south eastern Australia in streams, dams and ponds in forests and grasslands.  They are also commonly found in backyard ponds.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about eastern common froglets?

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