Frogs of Australia – a comprehensive electronic field guide to Australian frogs


Frogs of Australia is a comprehensive electronic field guide to Australian frogs, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Species profiles include high-resolution photographs, distribution maps, description of key characters, similar species, conservation, calls, and more.

Written and produced by Conrad Hoskin, Gordon Grigg, David Stewart, and me(!), the guide includes introductory sections on frequently asked questions about frogs and frog biology, plus diagrams of anatomical features used to identify frogs.

The advent of the smartphone has revolutionised the creation of field guides. Not only can you fit essentially unlimited photos, maps, and text in your pocket, but you can also take call recordings into the field with you and use them to help you identify the frogs you can hear. In addition, GPS hardware provides location-aware filtering, enabling you to restrict your search results to only those species you are within range of.

Feature overview:

  • Profiles for all 238 Australian species, including detailed descriptions and distribution maps.
  • Over 1200 high resolution images from some of Australia’s best wildlife photographers.
  • Over 700 frog call sound clips.
  • Most species have multiple photos, showing subspecies, colour and pattern variation, habitat, and more.
  • Can generate a species list for your current location using your device’s GPS hardware (if present).
  • Will highlight your current location on the distribution map.
  • Universal app for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch.
  • Fully self-contained – no network connection is needed.

Download it from the iTunes App Store now, or check out the Frogs of Australia website for more details.

A free lite version is also available so you can check it out before upgrading to the full version.

About Stewart Macdonald

I'm a wildlife ecologist living and working in Queensland, Australia. I spend most of my time in the bush finding and photographing wildlife.
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