Posted on May 26, 2010 - by admin
Cyclorana platycephala or the Water-holding Frog
This species is a member of a group of burrowing frogs. The water-holding frog occurs in a wide range of habitats from coastal floodplains, wet scrub and forests, woodlands and grasslands. During the dry season, these frogs remain in a burrow in the soil. The summer rains wake these animals from their sleep and allows them to breed and feed. During this time they shelter under rocks or vegetation by day, and are active by night. Because the wet season lasts for only a few months, the Water-holding Frog must breed quickly and then eat enough prey (such as insects and worms) to restore their energy sources for the next dry season. (more…)
Posted on May 27, 2010 - by admin
Litoria alboguttata or the Green-striped frog
Green-striped burrowing frogs are not typical frogs. They can be found in drier environments, such as woodland, cleared land, and drier forests. The male Green-striped frog calls from beside temporary waterholes after periods of heavy rain. Their call has been described as a loud and rapid quacking sound. These frogs can remain underground for up to seven years while they wait for the rains to come. They form protective cocoons by shedding their skin repeatedly. These skin layers form a waterproof shell around the buried frog, preventing them from drying out. (more…)
Posted on May 28, 2010 - by admin
Litoria citropa or the Blue Mountains Tree Frog
Found in the coast of New South Wales to the Blue Mountains, the Blue Mountains Tree Frog is a beautifully coloured frog with a base colour of medium brown it has a dark line from its nose to its groin with a lighter line above it.
The Blue Mountains Tree Frog has bright green spots on their head and limbs as well as orange and red marks on their arms and legs making them quite a sight to see.
Posted on May 29, 2010 - by admin
Litoria splendida or the Magnificent Tree Frog
Magnificent tree frog can look quite similar to their close relative, the more widely distributed green tree frog. While their commoner cousin is found over much of eastern and northern Australia, the magnificent tree frog is restricted to the Kimberleys of Western Australia. These two tree frogs can be told apart by the magnificent tree frog’s brilliant orange colour found on its limbs, groin and thighs, and the massive glands that appear behind its head. (more…)