Bridled frog

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Bridled frog
Litoria nigrofrenata.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Litoria
Species:
L. nigrofrenata
Binomial name
Litoria nigrofrenata
Günther, 1867
Synonyms[1]
  • Hyla nigrofrenata (Günther, 1867)
  • Litoria nigrofrenata (Tyler, 1971)

The bridled frog, bridle frog or tawny rocket frog (Litoria nigrofrenata) is a frog from Australia and Papua New Guinea.[2] It lives in the Cape York Peninsula, islands in the Torres Strait, and northern Queensland and the Northern Territory.[3][4]

This frog is about 45 mm long from nose to rear end. It is pale tan to dark red-brown in colour. This frog is known for its very clear black stripes, which can be long or short.[5]

This frog lives in forests and swamps near dams and small streams.[3]

It lays eggs 450 at a time in pools and streams.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Litoria nigrofrenata (Günther, 1867)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  2. "Bridled Frog". Frogs of Australia. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J-M Hero; et al. (April 5, 2002). "Litoria nigrofrenata: Bridle Frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  4. Jean-Marc Hero; Richard Retallick; Stephen Richards; Fred Parker (2004). "Litoria nigrofrenata". 2004. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T41102A10398161. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41102A10398161.en. Retrieved June 27, 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. Eric Vanderduys (2012). Field Guide to the Frogs of Queensland. Csiro Publishing. p. 58. ISBN 9780643106307. Retrieved June 27, 2020.