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Field Guide to the Frogs of Queensland

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Field Guide to the Frogs of Queensland

Eric Vanderduys   CSIRO

Colour photographs, Line Art, Maps
208 pages, 215 x 148 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

    Paperback - 2012
ISBN: 9780643106307 - AU $ 45.00

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Frogs are remarkably variable creatures. Many species adopt different colours or patterns by day or night. In some cases, males are different from females, and many species can change their appearance remarkably when breeding.

Field Guide to the Frogs of Queensland provides a comprehensive photographic guide to the 132 species of frogs in Queensland, Australia’s most species-rich state. It enables identification of all Queensland species and clearly points out pitfalls that may lead to misidentification. Species profiles list common and scientific names, information on size, call and preferred habitat, as well as points of interest for each species. The conservation status of all threatened species is listed and there are special sections devoted to disappearing frogs and the Cane Toad.

Generously illustrated with one or more photographs for each species, the book also includes distribution maps, line illustrations which demonstrate key features, and keys to each family, genus and species.


  • Generously illustrated with one or more photographs for each of the 132 species
  • Includes distribution maps, line illustrations which demonstrate key features, and keys to each family, genus and species

Family Bufonidae
Family Hylidae
Family Limnodynastidae
Family Microhylidae
Family Myobatrachidae
Family Ranidae

Index of scientific names
Index of common names

 Natural history enthusiasts
Amateur and professional herpetologists
School students and undergraduates
Ecological consultants
Environmental impact assessors

 "...has good clear photos, most of them taken by the authors themselves, indicating a serious commitment to travel to remote regions ...had me itching to get out and see more of these animals in the wild."
Tim Low, Wildlife Australia, Autumn, pp.45-46, 2013

"This book is easy to read, enjoyable to flick through, and will be useful in the field. A great addition to any wildlife enthusiast's library."
Deborah Metters, Land for Wildlife South East QLD, pp. 13, January 2013


 Eric Vanderduys has worked all over Queensland as a field naturalist, ecologist and fauna surveyor for 20 years. He currently works for CSIRO as a field technician, conducting fauna surveys mostly in the Gulf Country and Cape York. 

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