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Whooping Frog

The Whooping Frog prefer heavy soils. If you live near a wetland keep your eyes and ears open for this critter in your garden.

Frogs Dampland Frog Habitat Frog Ponds Wetland

Noongar Name: Kyooya (Frog)

Scientific Name: Heleioporus inornatus

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: The Whooping Frog will visit home gardens located near wetlands

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread across the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Damplands, leaf litter, logs, and rock crevices

Diet: Invertebrates

Water: Shallow water containers and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control and an environmental indicator

ReWild Benefits

Their calls are frequent ‘whoop’ ‘whoop’ sound. Frogs and their tadpoles are sensitive critters. Our native frogs are environmental indicators. If you hear or see many frogs in an urban area, it means the local environment is healthy with good ecological function. Frogs are critical for the environment as they help to control many pest species and provide food for other animals such as birds. If you have frogs in the garden you can record their call via Frog ID to help scientists monitor their population.


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