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  Giant Tree Frog (Litoria infrafrenata)





Giant Tree Frog | Litoria infrafrenata photo
White-lipped Tree Frog, Cairns Australia

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Giant Tree Frog | Litoria infrafrenata photo
Giant Tree Frog

Image by Evan (LiquidGhoul) - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)



GIANT TREE FROG FACTS

Description
The Giant Tree Frog, is the largest tree frog in the world. It is usually bright green, although can be brown. The underside is off-white. The lower lip has a white stripe that continues to the shoulders. It also has white stripes on the back of the lower legs. The call is a loud barking sound. It can also make a sound like a cat meow when distressed.

Other Names
White-lipped Tree Frog

Size
Grows to 13 cm. Females are larger than males. Males grow to 10cm.

Habitat
rainforest below 1200m altitude

Food
insects and other arthropods

Range
The Giant Tree Frog is found in the rainforests of Northern Queensland and New Guinea.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
Species:infrafrenata
Common Name:Giant Tree Frog

Relatives in same Genus
  Striped Burrowing Frog (L. alboguttata)
  Green and Golden Bell Frog (L. aurea)
  Mountain Stream Tree Frog (L. barringtonensis)
  Tasmanian Tree Frog (L. burrowsae)
  Green Tree Frog (L. caerulea)
  Red-eyed Tree Frog (L. chloris)
  Blue Mountains Tree Frog (L. citropa)
  Bleating Tree Frog (L. dentata)
  Southern Brown Tree Frog (L. ewingi)
  Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (L. fallax)
  Freycinet's Frog (L. freycineti)
  Dainty Tree Frog (L. gracilenta)
  Jervis Bay Tree Frog (L. jervisiensis)
  Broad-palmed Frog (L. latopalmata)
  Lesueur's Tree Frog (L. lesueuri)
  Littlejohn's Tree Frog (L. littlejohni)
  Rocket Frog (L. nasuta)
  Leaf Green Tree Frog (L. nudidigita)
  Pearson's Tree Frog (L. pearsoniana)
  Peron's Tree Frog (L. peroni)
  Green Stream Frog (L. phyllochroa)
  Growling Grass Frog (L. raniformis)
  Whirring Tree Frog (L. revelata)
  Magnificent Tree Frog (L. splendida)
  Laughing Treefrog (L. tyleri)
  Verreaux's Tree Frog (L. verreauxi)
  Stoney Creek Frog (L. wilcoxi)