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Fletcher's Frog

 
Introduction:
Red-brown to near black with occasional darker markings, arms and legs with dark grey-brown bars.
Identification: Red-brown to near black in colour, with occasional darker markings. Arms and legs have dark grey-brown bars. It has a dark stripe starting from behind its eyes and running to its shoulders. Its belly is smooth and white. The skin on its back is generally smooth, except when the male is in breeding condition; his skin becomes rough and sandpapery. Fingers and toes have very little webbing. Body length up to 5.4 cm.
 
Max. Size:
5.4 cm
Distribution:
eastern Australia
Habitat:
Rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests with high rainfall, usually close to pools and streams
Biology:
This frog is rarely seen except in the summer breeding season. Its call is similar to a purring ‘gar-r-r-up’ sound that is quite distinctive, lasting about a second. The female lays up to 300 eggs in a floating froth nest in ephemeral water.
Other Common Names:
Black-soled Frog, Sandpaper Frog
Family: Limnodynastidae
Genus:  Lechriodus
Species: fletcheri
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R.43250 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, New England National Park, Point Lookout Area , (30° 29' S , 152° 25' E), 1 Jul 1964
R.43249 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, New England National Park, Point Lookout (Raingauge near Stump Strf) , (30° 29' S , 152° 25' E), 1 Jul 1964
R.43248 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, New England National Park, Point Lookout (Raingauge near Stump Strf) , (30° 29' S , 152° 25' E), 1 Jul 1964
R.132470 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond Range State Forest, Dome Mountain Area, Site Dm3, Pitfall 2 , (28° 29' 32" S , 152° 41' 18" E), 11 Dec 1988
R.168696 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Barrington Tops NP, Gloucester Tops Rd, 12.1km W of Gloucester River campground , (32° 3' 45" S , 151° 36' 2" E), 19 Dec 2007
R.168697 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Barrington Tops SF, 0.8km E of Moppy Picnic area , (31° 53' 22" S , 151° 33' 57" E), 18 Dec 2007
R.138905 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Awaba State Forest, 200m Past Corner of Mount Faulk & Heaton Rds , (32° 59' 40" S , 151° 26' 44" E), 12 Dec 1991
R.138911 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Awaba State Forest, 200m Past Corner of Mount Faulk & Heaton Rds , (32° 59' 40" S , 151° 26' 44" E), 12 Dec 1991
R.138906 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Awaba State Forest, 200m Past Corner of Mount Faulk & Heaton Rds , (32° 59' 40" S , 151° 26' 44" E), 12 Dec 1991

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

R.14526 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, Queensland, Binna Burra, Lamington Plateau , (28° 12' S , 153° 11' E), 19 Dec 1952

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

R.15027 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond Range , (28° 31' S , 152° 44' E), 21 May 1957

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

R.19293 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Wyong , (33° 17' S , 151° 26' E), 3 Mar 1963
R.53752 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Dome Mountain Area, Dorrigo , (30° 21' S , 152° 46' E), 7 Dec 1975
R.53753 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Dome Mountain Area, Dorrigo , (30° 21' S , 152° 46' E), 7 Dec 1975
R.143430 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Clouds Creek State Forest, Clouds Creek , (30° 7' 3" S , 152° 41' 16" E), 11 Mar 1992
R.143431 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Clouds Creek State Forest, Clouds Creek , (30° 7' 3" S , 152° 41' 16" E), 11 Mar 1992
R.143432 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Clouds Creek State Forest, Clouds Creek , (30° 7' 3" S , 152° 41' 16" E), 11 Mar 1992
R.143439 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Thumb Creek State Forest , (30° 43' S , 152° 34' E), 4 Feb 1993
R.138486 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Ourimbah, Ourimbah Creek , (33° 20' S , 151° 19' E), 14 Dec 1991
R.131918 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mt. Glennie, Border Ranges National Park (Site T2.32 Pitfall 2) , (28° 23' 3" S , 152° 46' 27" E), 24 Feb 1989
R.131903 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mt. Glennie, Border Ranges National Park (Site T2.32 Pitfall 2) , (28° 23' 3" S , 152° 46' 27" E), 24 Feb 1989
R.131922 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mt. Glennie, Border Ranges National Park (Site T2.32 Pitfall 2) , (28° 23' 3" S , 152° 46' 27" E), 24 Feb 1989
R.131920 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mt. Glennie, Border Ranges National Park (Site T2.32 Pitfall 2) , (28° 23' 3" S , 152° 46' 27" E), 24 Feb 1989
R.36875 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Point Lookout , (30° 29' 34" S , 152° 24' 21" E), 23 Oct 1963
R.71481 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Ourimbah, Ourimbah Creek Rd , (33° 20' S , 151° 19' E), 17 Oct 1972
R.103071 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Wilson River Primitive Reserve, 2km Se , (31° 15' S , 152° 28' E), 13 Oct 1981
R.131915 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Western Border Ranges National Park (Site T2.30 Pitfall 1) , (28° 22' 1" S , 152° 45' 18" E), 23 Feb 1989
R.141657 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mount Boss State Forest , (31° 12' 7" S , 152° 20' 4" E), 18 Jan 1992
R.137877 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Gumleaf Hut, Skimmings Gap Road , (32° 16' S , 151° 45' E), 1992
R.145811 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mount Boss State Forest, Rimau Rd, About 13.8km E of Cockerawombeeba Rd , (31° 11' 48" S , 152° 22' 8" E), 1993
R.130859 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Beaury State Forest, Tooloom Scrub , (28° 28' 33" S , 152° 24' 8" E), 12 Dec 1988
R.145456 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Tooloom Plateau, 14km W Urbenville , (28° 29' S , 152° 24' E), Feb 1984
R.145454 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Tooloom Plateau, 14km W Urbenville , (28° 29' S , 152° 24' E), Feb 1984
R.145455 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Tooloom Plateau, 14km W Urbenville , (28° 29' S , 152° 24' E), Feb 1984

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

R.34799 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Tellygram Range, Five Day Creek at Base of Tellygram Range (See Remarks) , (30° 36' 53" S , 152° 23' 31" E), Jan 1972
R.130880 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Cambridge Plateau Flora Reserve, Richmond Range S.F. Site Cp2, Pitfall 3 , (28° 47' 18" S , 152° 44' 8" E), 17 Dec 1988
R.141673 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mount Boss State Forest, Wilson River Reserve , (31° 12' 26" S , 152° 28' 42" E), 17 Jan 1992
R.141670 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mount Boss State Forest, Wilson River Reserve , (31° 12' 26" S , 152° 28' 42" E), 17 Jan 1992
R.141671 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mount Boss State Forest, Wilson River Reserve , (31° 12' 26" S , 152° 28' 42" E), 17 Jan 1992
R.141672 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Mount Boss State Forest, Wilson River Reserve , (31° 12' 26" S , 152° 28' 42" E), 17 Jan 1992
R.132793 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, New South Wales, Chichester State Forest, Karuah River , (32° 8' 55" S , 151° 45' 26" E), 4 Dec 1989

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

R.33363 - Lechriodus fletcheri Boulenger, 1890 - Australia, Queensland, Lamington National Park , (28° 19' S , 153° 5' E), 20 Apr 1972