Spotted Tree Frog

Spotted tree frog

The headwaters of the Wongungarra River are one of only two sites in Victoria where the Spotted Tree Frog, Littoria spenceri, is known to still occur. The other site is on the headwaters of the Taponga River in the Goulburn River system. Originally known from thirteen sites in Victoria, this species is now extremely rare and is classified as endangered. Its survival appears dependent on the existence of pristine high alpine catchments and waterways.

The possible impact of trout on the different life stages of the frog is under investigation. Should any control measures for trout be considered necessary, they are unlikely to be significant for anglers as only small and remote tributary streams are involved.