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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.

Learn mnore about the Green and Golden Bell Frog at Wikipedia, Reptile Park, and Frogs of Australia.


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

Swiss Army Skin

Amphibian skin is not covered in hair, feathers, or scales. It is thin and permeable, which allows them to actually breathe and drink through their skin! Their skin is not watertight, but they have mucous glands that produce secretions to help keep them from drying out Their skin also serves as a handy defense mechanism: nearly all amphibians have poison glands that make their skin toxic - and on top of that, it can even serve as a tasty treat after they shed it (yes, many amphibians eat their own sloughed off skin)!

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