I is for…Litoria infrafrenata

Today is the ninth day of the April A to Z Challenge.  I will be writing about different frog species based on their latin species names!  See the introduction here.

 

Litoria infrafrenata – White Lipped Tree Frog

L. infrafrenata is the largest tree frog in the world.  It can reach up to 5.5″!  Now that is a large frog.

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Native to Australia, this tree frog can range in color from bright green to brown.  Most L. infrafrenata will have a creamish stomach with a white line around its lip which will continue to its shoulders.

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I love their eyes!  They are similar to cats and this shape gives them excellent eyesight at night.

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The call for the L. infrafrenata sounds like a loud barking sound, they can also make a sound similar to a cats meow when in distress.

 

Sources:

(1) WAZA(2) Wikipedia (3) ADW (4) OZ Animals (5) Animal world

Image Sources:

(1) Daintreerainforest(2) Wild Tropical Queensland (3) Wild Wings

 

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31 thoughts on “I is for…Litoria infrafrenata

  1. They are so cute! I love brightly colored animals and plants. Although my roommate would freak out if she saw one. She is not a frog person at all.

    1. I would assume so! They would be quite obvious on a small tree! I am picturing a twig of a tree with the frog hanging out at the top of the tree and tipping the top over.

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