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Rainforest Frogs
 

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Australian Lacelid
Nyctimystes dayi
Broad-palmed FrogBroad-palmed Frog
Litoria latopalmata
Bumpy Rocketfrog
Litoria inermis
Common Mist FrogCommon Mist Frog
Litoria rheocola
Dainty Green Tree Frog
Litoria gracilenta
White-lipped Tree Frog
Litoria infrafrenata
Green-eyed Frog
Litoria (serrata) genimaculata
Green Tree Frog
Litoria caerulea
Lesuer's Frog
Litoria lesueuri
Marbled Frog
Limnodynastes convexiusculus
Northern Barred Frog
Mixophyes schevilli
Northern Dwarf Tree Frog
Litoria bicolor
Northern Red-eyed Tree Frog.
Litoria (chloris
xanthomera
Nursery FrogNursery Frog
Sphenophryne robusta

Ornate Burrowing Frog
Limnodynastes ornatus

Ornate Frog
Cophixalus ornatus

Red Tree FrogRed Tree Frog
Litoria rubella

Rocket FrogRocket Frog
Litoria nasuta

Roth's Tree FrogRoth's Tree Frog
Litoria rothii

Striped Marsh Frog
Limnodynastes peronii

Waterfall Frog
Litoria nannotis

Toads
 


Frog Links

Frog ClubTablelands Frog Club Information
Frog types of the Tropical Rainforest
Frog Reproduction
Declining frog populations
Frog List for The Tablelands and Surrounding District 
Frogs of the Northeast Queensland Tablelands and Uplands
Explanation of  Common Technical Terms Used In Frog Descriptions

Tadpoles for Beginners
Research Reports:
Checking Out Frog Declines with NASA
Using Stream Residents to Monitor Streams Health
Frogs of the Northeast Queensland Tablelands and Uplands
Explanation of  Common Technical Terms Used In Frog Descriptions

Tadpoles for Beginners

"Frogs" Order Anura

  • Frogs are amphibians that have no tail, two shorter front limbs and two very long hind limbs.
  • This body plan facilitates jumping very effectively and this design has obviously been successful as it has changed little over many millions of years.
  • Frogs are often found in a peculiar, typical posture with their limbs tucked tightly into their body. This is known as a moisture conserving posture and by reducing exposed surface areas cuts down on water loss.
  • Like other amphibians, they are capable of breathing through their skin. To be able to respire like this requires that the skin stay relatively moist. This permeability also means that amphibians can `drink' through their skin, and in fact apart from only one species, frogs are not known to actually drink water.
  • The permeable skin can even extract moisture from seemingly dry substrates such as sand. But because of this permeable skin, frogs need a moist environment and are very sensitive to environmental conditions.
  • Most species also need standing water to breed. Therefore, only certain species will survive in gardens, and only those gardens that are sufficiently 'frog friendly'. However, when conditions are right, frogs can do very well, and indeed some people think they do rather too well, when on warm rainy nights their calls drown out every other noise.
  • Nevertheless, they are welcome inhabitants of the garden, as they will feed on many insect pests and in turn act as prey for larger animal visitors.


Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
 


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