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Good water quality is vital for the survival of Rottnest's frog populations which are genetically distinct from mainland populations. The brackish wetlands on Rottnest (swamps and seeps) provide very important breeding sites and habitat for frogs.
During the breeding season (April to June), Moaning Frogs are found in the Island’s swampy areas and wetlands with sandy soil. During the hottest part of the year, these frogs bury themselves in moist sand and aestivate (become dormant) until the temperatures cool.