A dark stripe runs from the snout, over the eye and tympanum (tight membrane covering the entrance to the ear) to the forearm insertion.
Males 4.7 – 7.1 cm, females 5.3 – 7.8 cm.
Has two components: The first sounds like a long low growl - similar to a motorbike changing gears, the second part sounds like a series of low growls.
Listen to the Motorbike Frog call © Dale Roberts
Mainly arthropods but also smaller frogs same species juveniles. Tadpole diet is mainly algae
Despite being a tree frog rarely climbs higher than one or two metres.
Starts in early spring and can continue into summer. A large number of eggs are laid in clumps attached to floating or slightly submerged vegetation. Larvae can be found throughout summer. Metamorphosis is often as late as April. Tadpoles are dark with deep fins and a pointed tail tip.