Home > Animals > Amphibians > Whites Tree Frog

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. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_green_tree_frog
http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Whites-Treefrog-Care-Sheet/

 

Data & Facts

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

 
Did you know?
Interesting Animal Facts

Caecilians: The Limbless Enigma

Caecilians are amphibians with long, limbless bodies that resemble worms or snakes more than frogs or salamanders. Their name means “blind ones,” a reference to their tiny, skin-covered (or in some cases, non-existent) eyes - which probably don’t get much use, as they spend most their lives burrowing underground. Caecilians are unusual for amphibians in that 75% of them give birth to live young, oftentimes, fully formed. There are also a few species where the mother actually grows a layer of nutritious, fatty skin that is eaten off by her own young, which is analogous to breastfeeding in mammals.

Learn more >>

 


NAIA - National Animal Interest Alliance Discover Animals is a web-based educational resource offered by the NAIA
To learn more about the NAIA or about other NAIA programs, visit us at www.NAIAOnline.org
if you would like to help, join or support the NAIA or any of its programs please click here >>