Ilparpa Claypans FaunaClam Shrimp Desert Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus sudellae) Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) Shield Shrimp (Triops australiensis) Toadhopper (Buforania crassa)

Listed as a ‘Site of National Botanical Significance’, the claypans is also home to a variety of wildlife from ephemeral tiny aquatic creatures, that appear as if from nowhere during periods of significant rain, to amphibian frog species, bird life, reptiles and the larger red kangaroos.

Check out some of the creatures that have been sighted at Ilparpa Claypans by Ausemade and our contributors, just a small sample of some of the wildlife that call this area home.

Desert Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus centralis)
Desert Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus centralis) emerging from aestivation

Following images of the Desert Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus centralis) and Shield Shrimp (Triops australiensis) at the Ilparpa Claypans, that are often seen after the claypans filled with water from rainfall.


Ilparpa Claypans FaunaClam Shrimp Desert Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus sudellae) Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) Shield Shrimp (Triops australiensis) Toadhopper (Buforania crassa)

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