Rattling FrogletScientific name: Crinia glauerti
Distribution: From Moore River south and east to Pallinup River.
Description: The back of the frog may be smooth or rough with variable markings of lines and patches of brown, grey, black and white. Males are up to 22 millimetres long, females to 24 millimetres.
Notes: The call is an irregular rattling that trails off, like a pea in a can or a ball bearing bouncing on metal. Males call at any time after rain except in summer. Eggs are laid in water and the tadpoles take more than 3 months to develop into frogs.
References: Frogs of Western Australia. MJ Tyler, LA Smith, RE Johnstone. 1994
Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region. Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper, David Robinson. 1995
Field Guide to the Frogs of Western Australia. MJ Tyler, P Doughty. 2009
Hear the call at the WA Museum http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/frogwatch/frogs/rattling-or-clicking-froglet