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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

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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