Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
An inhabitant of dry regions. Found in woodlands, shrublands, mallee and open grassland and disturbed areas. Becomes active after rains and is buried in soft loam or clay soils much of the time. Breeds after heavy rain and flooding. Males call whilst floating in open, shallow and still water. Eggs are contained within long jelly strings and are wrapped around submerged vegetation in ponds, dams, ditches and flooded claypans. Tadpoles are aquatic and may take 4- 7 months to develop.
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