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White-lipped Tree Frog
White-lipped tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata)
Information
Common Name Giant Tree Frog
Range Northern Queensland, New Guinea, the Bismarck Islands and the Admiralty Islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Anura
Family Hylidae
Genus Litoria
Species Litoria infrafrenata
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The White-lipped Tree Frog is a species from the Litoria genus. This species is native to the rainforests of Northern Queensland, New Guinea, the Bismarck Islands and the Admiralty Islands.

Appearance

The White-lipped Tree Frog can reach a length of over 13 centimeters (5 inches). Females are larger than males, and the males usually reach only 10 centimetres (4 inches). Its dorsal surface is usually bright green, although the colour changes depending on the temperature and background, and can be brown. The ventral surface is off-white. The lower lip has a distinctive white stripe (giving this species its name) which continues to the shoulder. There are white stripes on the trailing edges of the lower leg, which may turn pink in the breeding male. The White-lipped Tree Frog has large toe pads, which aid it to climb. The toes are completely webbed, and the hands partially webbed.

Behavior

It has a loud, barking call but when distressed it makes a cat-like "mew" sound. Males call during spring and summer after rain from vegetation around the breeding site, normally a still body of water.

Diet

Its diet is mainly insects and other arthropods. It can live to over ten years in the wild.

Lifespan

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