Amphibian Litoria fallax (Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog)

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Scientific Name: Litoria fallax

Common Names: Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog

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Order: Anura

Family: Hylidae

Genus: Litoria

Distribution: From Cairns in North Queensland to Ulladulla in New South Wales

Habitat: This frog is associated with a wide variety of habitats including coastal swamps, lagoons, dams, ditches, and garden ponds in forest, heathland, wallum country and cleared farmland.

Field Notes: This is a small species of frogs, females can reach a maximum size of 25-30mm, while males may only reach 20mm when fully grown. It is of variable colour (depending upon temperature and colour of surrounding environment), ranging from fawn to light green on top, and occasionally has black flecks on its back. A white line begins under the eye, and joins the white stomach. A brown line begins from the nostril, and continues through the eye, and between the green (or fawn) and white sections on the top and bottom of the body. This species toe discs are only slightly larger than the toes and toes are 3 quarters webbed. Some individuals will have an orange posterior thigh. (Wikipedia)

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