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Whites Tree Frog

(Litoria caerulea)


Category: Amphibians



Also known as the Australian, or Dumpy tree frog, is a docile, long-lived frog that is often found near human dwellings. It is a vocal frog, screaming or squeaking when frightened or annoyed. Its skin secretions have antiviral and antibacterial properties that provide it with resistance to infections that threaten other species of amphibians. 


Data & Facts

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

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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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