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Desert tree frog

Litoria rubella


This young Desert tree frog does not yet have the rotund shape typical of of adults. Desert tree frogs have small, flat heads, short arms, and strong, short legs. Adults: 28-43 mm. Its ventral surface is white, and the dorsal surface ranges from light grey to dark red, and has small black flecks.


Much of northern Western Australia.

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LauraMaria 9 years ago

Woah, that sounds awesome. I need to visit Australia some time soon.

lori.tas 9 years ago

Karijini National Park, in Western Australia's Pilberra region is one of the most magical places on the planet. It's cut through with iron ore canyons that shelter all sorts of plants and animal life (like frogs) that couldn't survive in the heat of the canyon rims and surrounding desert. Aboriginal Australians consider this land sacred and the home of ancestral water snake spirits, who live in the deep pools.

LauraMaria 9 years ago

Oh he's super cute, Lori! So tiny... I love the texture and colouration on the skin, gorgeous!

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6710, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Sep 25, 2005
Submitted on May 25, 2011

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