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BLUE MOUNTAINS
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FROG

Litoria citropa
lemon-coloured beach frog
Variegated River Tree Frog

This extremely beautiful frog is found in Eastern Australia


click for info on pic DESCRIPTION

(A picture paints a thousand words)
Blue Mountains TREE FROG is
4.4 to 6.3 centermeters long, medium to light brown above with dark flecks, and white underneath (belly).
Distinctive marks includes
1) a dark stripe + a thinner lighter stripe along the frogs side,
2) Bright green patches found on head as well as arms and leg
3) Bright red & orange marks around arms and legs

Tree Frogs are strong jumpers and despite their toes being only half webbed they are strong swimmers

LOCATION

Found from the coast of New South Wales and eastern Victoria to the Blue Mountains & The Great Dividing Range. They are usually found in or around rocks in small permanent or semi permanent creeks and small waterways in temperate forested or woodland areas.
The Blue Mountains location in Australia

Click on the picture left to learn about animals in the
"Blue Mountains"




CALL
How do you describe a frogs call with words
Here are 3 attempts I found
a):- "a sharp scream followed by a trill",
b):- "a harsh warrk followed by short trills wrrk...wrrk...wrrk".
c):- "a long whirring introductory note followed by several short harsh pulsed notes war-r-r-rk cruk-cruk cruk-cruk cruk-cruk cruk
Here is an interesting link to Sound files (and pics)of 12 types of Frogs


click for info on picBREEDINGclick for info on pic
....................Eggs on floor of rock pool in a stream..........................................................................Tadpoles

Breeding of the Blue Mountains TREE FROG has been observed from September to November (Spring) and may extend through until January.
Up to 2,000 eggs (single jelly eggs and no foam) are laid on the floors of rock pools.
The tadpoles are golden brown and develop small dark spots in later stages.
The larval life extends from 2 to 4 months.


Special Thank you to Marion Ansits for info & pics.
from her book "Tadpoles of South-Eastern Australia"
available from good book stores or signed copies from author - email: tadpole@pacific.net.au

"FATS" - Frog And Tadpole Study group of NSW





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