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Green and Golden Bell Frog

Green and golden bell frog is a species of frog found in eastern Australia. Males are smaller than females.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Litoria
    Scientific Name Litoria aurea

    Other Names Green bell frog, green and golden swamp frog, green frog
    Size Up to 11 cm (4.5 in)
    Color Fully green to dark pea-green or bright emerald green blotched with metallic brassy-brown, or gold markings or entirely bronze; cream or white abdomen; a creamy-white or pale yellow stripe with gold and black borders extends from behind the eye to the groin; a same color stripe starts from below the eye and extends to the shoulder; groin and inside thighs are blue-green; legs are green and gold
    Distribution Eastern Australia
    Habitat Coastal swamps, wetlands, dams, small rivers, marshes, ditches,  forests, woodlands
    Diet Insects such as crickets, larvae, cockroaches, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, mosquito wrigglers, earthworms; also feed on crayfish, slugs, and other frogs including its own species
    Predators Birds, skinks, red foxes, tortoises, snakes, eels, fish
    Breeding Season October to March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3,000 to 10,000 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 days
    Reproductive Age Males: 9 to 12 months

    Females: 2 years

    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on June 15th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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