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Green-thighed Frog

Litoria brevipalmata


Green-thighed Frogs are named for the bright green or blue-green colour on the groin and back of the thighs. They are small frogs (to 40 mm in length), rich brown to chocolate brown on the back, sometimes with smaller black flecks. A broad black stripe runs from the snout to the flank, ending as a series of blotches. The call is a continuous series of ‘quack’ or ‘wok’ sounds.


Green-thighed Frogs occur in a range of habitats from rainforest and moist eucalypt forest to dry eucalypt forest and heath, typically in areas where surface water gathers after rain. It prefers wetter forests in the south of its range, but extends into drier forests in northern NSW and southern Queensland. Breeding occurs following heavy rainfall from spring to autumn, with larger temporary pools and flooded areas preferred. Frogs may aggregate around breeding sites and eggs are laid in loose clumps among waterplants, including water weeds. The larvae are free swimming. The frogs are thought to forage in leaf-litter.

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ShannaB 5 years ago

Oh NICE. Love the third shot where you can see the thighs.

New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -29.35, Long: 153.30

Spotted on May 8, 2013
Submitted on May 8, 2013

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