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Informing Frog Conservation

With the data obtained through FrogID, we are able to understand where frogs are thriving and where they aren’t. Scientists can match FrogID call submissions to weather and habitat, learning more about how different frog species are responding to a changing environment, but we need your help! With FrogID, citizen scientists just like you can help us put frogs on the map!

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FrogID dataset 2.0

The FrogID dataset version 2.0 has been released for download, and can be accessed from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). This dataset spans year one and two of the project, from 10 November 2017 to 9 November 2019, and includes over 126,000 records of 191 species, 79% of the known frog species in Australia. We follow ethical data publication guidelines and consider certain records as sensitive, thereby reducing geolocation accuracy in our publicly available dataset, taking into account the conservation status of the species, whether the species is highly range-restricted, and whether the record falls within the known geographic range of these species. Updates to the dataset and anticipated on an annual basis. For a more detailed overview of methodology and design aspects see Rowley et al. (2019), and for metadata associated with this dataset, see Rowley & Callaghan (2020).

Request for collaborations or non-public data

If you would like to collaborate or would like to request additional data not currently publicly available, please contact and request an ‘Application to Conduct Research or Provide Data’ form

Requests will be reviewed by one or all members of the Scientific Reference Committee on a case by case basis, they will be assessed based on the strength of the proposed research activity and overlap with existing research projects. A licence agreement form will be provided to the researcher for signing once the application has been assessed as successful. Please note: that due to high levels of demand, and our small team size, it is not possible to fulfill all requests.

Recommended citation

FrogID Primary Reference:

Rowley, J.J.L., Callaghan, C.T., Cutajar, T., Portway, C., Potter K., Mahony, S, Trembath, D.F., Flemons, P. & Woods, A. (2019). FrogID: Citizen scientists provide validated biodiversity data on frogs of Australia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 14(1): 155-170.

To cite data retrieved from the FrogID website:

FrogID (2020). FrogID. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available: (Accessed: Date [e.g., 1 January, 2020]).
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