Crinia subinsignifera Littlejohn, 1957

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Crinia > Species: Crinia subinsignifera

Crinia subinsignifera Littlejohn, 1957, W. Aust. Nat., 6: 18. Holotype: WAM R12786, by original designation. Type locality: "Swamps by the 181 mile peg on the main Perth to Pemberton road at Wilgarup, 7 miles north of Manjimup", Western Australia.

Ranidella subinsigniferaBlake, 1973, Aust. J. Zool., 21: 141. Heyer and Liem, 1976, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 233: 12.

Crinia subinsigniferaHeyer, Daugherty, and Maxson, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 426. Read, Keogh, Scott, Roberts, and Doughty, 2001, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 21: 302..

English Names

Squelching Froglet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).

Small Western Froglet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 299; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 116).


Southwestern Western Australia from Minjimup south to Pemberton, Lake Muir and vicinity of Albany; also south coast of Bremer Bay, Cape Le Grand, and Cape Arid.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See account, photograph, and map by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 38. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 116-117. Roberts, 2010, J. Herpetol., 44: 654-657, discussed a hybrid zone with Crinia pseudinsignifera. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 13, for comments on the type series. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 14, provided a polygon distribution map.  

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