Broad-palmed frog

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Broad-palmed frog
Broad-palmed Frog (Litoria latopalmata) (22477785383).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Litoria
Species:
L. latopalmata
Binomial name
Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata distrib.PNG
Synonyms[1]
  • Litoria latopalmata (Günther, 1867)
  • Hyla latopalmata (Boulenger, 1882)
  • Hyla palmata (Slevin, 1955)
  • Litoria latopalmata (Tyler, 1971)

The broad-palmed frog (Litoria latopalmata) is a frog from eastern Australia. It lives in Queensland and New South Wales.[2][3]

This frog likes to live in forests and woodlands and on flood plains near rivers. It also lives in billabongs and other permanent and semi-permanent bodies of water.[2]

It lays eggs in groups underwater. The tadpoles take 50-90 days to become frogs.[2]

A group of broad-palmed frog eggs.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Litoria latopalmata (Günther, 1867)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J-M Hero (April 5, 2002). "Broad-palmed Frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 24, 2020. Unknown parameter |show-authors= ignored (help)
  3. Jean-Marc Hero; Ed Meyer; John Clarke; Richard Retallick (2004). "Litoria latopalmata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. p. e.T41096A10389029. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41096A10389029.en. Retrieved June 23, 2020.