For a start it has a very mournful call (hear it on this QuickTime link
The Moaning Frog is very common along the southern and lower western coastal areas of Western Australia. It breeds in burrows each autumn that are located in shallow, usually seasonal, freshwater depressions, from which the male calls. From there they (including the young frogs) spread out into the neighbouring country where they daily burrow into the usually sandy soils to rest during the day and emerge at night to feed.
They are a chunky (over 60 mm in length), ground dwelling frog with large eyes and a larger tummy, both of which in my opinion aid in its cute but mournful appearance.
This is a typical Moaning Frog, look into its eye and tell me if it is not worrying whether it has left something on the stove!
And as for steps....... as far as this kid is concerned, it's the end of the world.
Some might say the Moaning Frog has a lot to contend with.
However, others learn to overcome their negative thoughts to become froggy tough-guys.Moaning Frog, Heleioporus eyrei