Before it was drained in 1965, the Swamp provided habitat for native fauna, including the nationally endangered Australasian Bittern, the nationally vulnerable Australian Painted Snipe, the vulnerable Brolga and the nationally vulnerable Growling Grass Frog
For example, dense stands of Water Ribbons Triglochin procerum and submerged beds of Eel Grass and Pondweeds are the favoured habitats of the Growling Grass Frog
Litoria raniformis and Green and Gold Grass Frog
Litoria aurea, as they provide ideal surfaces on which to bask and dense cover in which to hide from predators.
Their goal was to search for the long-lost La Selle Grass frog
Dr Parris says several species, including the threatened growling grass frog
, are struggling in and around drought-affected Melbourne.
These conditions will protect matters of national environmental significance such as the vulnerable growling grass frog
and the endangered southern brown bandicoot.
However, the WTP also supports a significant population of the nationally Vulnerable Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis; a number of threatened species of plant, including the Spiny Rice-flower Pimelea spinescens subsp.
Melbourne Water was, among other things, required to implement adaptive management of off-set habitat wetlands to mitigate possible adverse effects on waterbirds or the Growling Grass Frog from treatment upgrades in operational ponds.
A fauna and flora assessment has been undertaken at the depot site to identify important animal and plant species to be protected, including the growling grass frog
, Mr Mulder said.
Yabbie burrows: Four instances of the Southern Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum and six instances of the Spotted Grass Frog
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis using Yabbie Cherax destructor burrows were recorded (Table 1).
The eastern long-eared bat, common dunnart, carpet python and growing grass frog
are all found here.
A search for the endangered Growling Grass Frog
has commenced in the Kerang, Koondrook and Murrabit region.
Seasonal and microzonal differences in the parasitic fauna of grass frogs