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Limnodynastes dumerilii (eastern banjo frog, eastern pobblebonk frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

Limnodynastes dumerilii is a frog species from the family Myobatrachidae. The informal names for the species and its subspecies includeeastern or southern banjo frog, and bull frog. The frog is also called the pobblebonk after its distinctive "bonk" call, which is likened to a banjo string being plucked. There are five subspecies of L. dumerilii, each with different skin coloration. The species is native to eastern Australia. There has been one occurrence in New Zealand, when tadpoles of the species were found in 1999 and destroyed.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 30.23
EDGE Score: 3.44


Adult Weight [1]  15.31 grams
Litter Size [1]  3,750
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.756 inches (7 cm)


Protected Areas


Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead)[2]
Austrelaps superbus (Lowlands Copperhead, Copperhead Snake)[2]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Cleland Wildlife Park
Melbourne Museum

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2Ecological Ramifications of Prey Size: Food Habits and Reproductive Biology of Australian Copperhead Snakes (Austrelaps, Elaidae), Richard Shine, Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 21-28, 1987
3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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