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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. 
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

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Only a Mother’s Love…

We are taught that toads leave their fertilized eggs in the water in long strings, which hatch into tadpoles, who live in the water until they grow legs and lungs and become toads. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, there always has to be an exception to the rule: the male Suriname toad implants eggs into the female’s back, which sink into her skin and forms pockets where the eggs eventually hatch into tadpoles. These tadpoles live on their mother’s back until transforming into toads, at which point they burrow out of her skin in a fascinating or horrifying (or both) display, depending on your perspective.

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