General Description

Brown to grey-brown in colour with a thin cream line down the middle of the back. Black stripe along the side of the body from nose to arm. Belly cream to brown. Back of thighs and underarms red or orange. Toes long and unwebbed. Up to 3.5 cm long. The call is a sharp, short "aak" note, repeated after several seconds, and can sound similar to ducks quacking.


Female Haswell's Frogs lay eggs in permanent still water such as dams, ponds and swamp areas, from autumn to spring. Males call from shallow water or leaf litter. Very little is known about the development of the species.


Coastal regions from eastern Victoria to mid-northern New South Wales.


Swamps and ponds in woodland or shrubland areas.

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