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|Distribution of Geocrinia|
All the species in this genus were at some point referred to as Crinia. Further studies showed there was some considerable differences between this group of frogs and Crinia. These differences included; a slightly sturdier body, smoother skin on the ventral surface and the greatest difference, the reproductive nature, laying the eggs outside of water. Some species of Geocrinia go through the tadpole stage entirely in the egg capsule while others develop initially in the egg then hatch when sufficient rain falls for them to complete their larval development in water. Five of the seven species live in Western Australia while the other two species are confined to south-eastern Australia.
Geocrinia alba is considered critically endangered, due to habitat loss from expansion of the wine industry in Western Australia.
|Common name||Binomial name|
|White-bellied frog||Geocrinia alba (Wardell-Johnson & Roberts, 1989)|
|Smooth frog||Geocrinia laevis (Günther, 1864)|
|Lea's frog||Geocrinia leai (J. J. Fletcher, 1898)|
|Walpole's frog||Geocrinia lutea (Main, 1963)|
|Karri frog||Geocrinia rosea (Harrison, 1927)|
|Eastern smooth frog||Geocrinia victoriana (Boulenger, 1888)|
|Orange-bellied frog||Geocrinia vitellina (Wardell-Johnson & Roberts, 1989)|
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