General Description

Body colour varies, including grey, brown or yellow patches. Stripe along the middle of the back. Loose, floppy skin on the upper legs and groin. One or more distinct small, usually rounded, black lumps at the base of the foot (metatarsal tubercles). Pupil vertical. Up to 5 cm long.


Sudell's Frogs are a true burrowing species that usually come to the surface only after summer rains to breed. They have a protrusion on each hindfoot (metatarsal tubercle) which aid in digging.


Southern-central and south-eastern mainland Australia.


Dry areas, mallee, shrubland, woodlands and around grassy marshes, lagoons or temporary roadside ponds.

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