Northern Sandhill Frog
A small burrowing frog most closely related to the turtle frog. The body is squat with a small head and short limbs. The skin has a loose appearance, especially around the back legs. The colour ranges from a light creamy grey to brown, with small scattered spots of green, dark brown or red. Up to 3-4 cm.
Clutches of up to 10 eggs are laid in March and April about 1 m below ground.
A short "squelch" from males in burrows or on the surface.
The eggs are large (5 mm diameter) and there is no tadpole stage: miniatures of the adults hatch out after about 2 months.
There is no tadpole stage - the eggs hatch out in to miniature adults.
This species was described after Mike Tyler discovered specimens among Crawling Toadlets specimens at the WA Museum.