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Green and Golden Bell Frog

(Litoria aurea)


Category: Amphibians



Even though they are perfectly good climbers, this species of tree frog prefers to live on the ground. They are one of Australia’s largest frogs and are mostly active during the day. They have voracious appetites and cannibalism sometimes occurs. Their call is a long, deep droning croak, followed by a series of shorter grunts that sound like a revving motorcycle.

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Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Hylidae
Genus - Litoria
Species - L. aurea

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Interesting Animal Facts

Make sure you retract your eyes 30 times before swallowing!

It has long been known that Frogs retract their eyes and close them while eating, leading scientists to suspect that frogs use their eyes to help them swallow. This suspicion was finally confirmed in 2004, when the northern leopard frog was observed by scientists retracting its eyes while swallowing crickets, actually using them to help push the food toward its esophagus!

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