This water-holding frog has adapted to desert conditions. This species lives in
some of the harshest country in the arid region of Central Australia. Usually found in
temporary pools in watercourses, claypans and other short-lived bodies of water,
its habitat also include open grassland, lightly forested areas and temporary
marshes and streambeds in temporary flood plains.
Its skin may vary from pale
grey-brown, olive-brown, dull green on its back, with darker patches. The back
is smooth or slightly rough or warty in appearance. Look for the distinct pale
stripe that runs along the spine. There is often a dark lateral head stripe.