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Green & Golden Bell Frog

Litoria aurea

Description:

A frog that preys upon other frogs, it is also one of the few frogs known to be active during daylight hours. Adult frogs are found in or close to water. The males call while floating in water - sounding like a motorcycle revving. This frog has notably declined in recent years, and is now Endangered. aurea means “golden” Grows up to 8.5cm

Habitat:

A regionally common frog that preys upon other frogs, actively locating them by their calls. It is one of the few frogs known to be active by day, and actually basks in the sunlight.

Notes:

WARNING - these frogs excrete toxins

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6 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

interesting coloring

Paw Printz
Paw Printz 9 years ago

Different species than the growling grass frog -similar coloruing but these ones have a smoother exterior. Spotted at home.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

That's a nice fat one.
Was this spotted at the Zoo?
AKA Growling grass frog
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/805...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Well captured.

Paw Printz
Paw Printz 9 years ago

oops :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

This must be Melbourne Australia and not Melbourne USA?

Paw Printz
Spotted by
Paw Printz

3000, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 24, 2012

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