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  Magnificent Tree Frog (Litoria splendida)





Magnificent Tree Frog | Litoria splendida photo
Magnificent Tree Frog photographed at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Queensland.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



FROG FACTS

Description
The Magnificent Tree Frog ranges from dark olive to bright green on its back, with scattered yellow or white blotches. The inside of legs is bright orange-yellow. The underside is white and granular. Large toe pads.

Size
10cm

Habitat
This frog lives in caves, rock crevices and is often found around human buildings such as shower blocks, water tanks and toilets.

Food
insects and crustaceans

Breeding
Eggs are large and laid in floating clumps that form a single layer on the surface of the water.

Range
tropical Western Australia



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
Species:splendida
Common Name:Magnificent 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)
  Giant Tree Frog (L. infrafrenata)
  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)
  Laughing Treefrog (L. tyleri)
  Verreaux's Tree Frog (L. verreauxi)
  Stoney Creek Frog (L. wilcoxi)