Fringed tree frog

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Fringed tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Ranoidea
R. eucnemis
Binomial name
Ranoidea eucnemis
(Lönnberg, 1900)
  • Hyla eucnemis Lönnberg, 1900
  • Hyla rhacophorus Van Kampen, 1909
  • Nyctimystes loveridgei Niell, 1954
  • Hyla loveridgei Zweifel, 1900
  • Litoria eucnemis Tyler, 1971
  • Dryopsophus eucnemis Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016
  • Ranoidea eucnemis Dubois and Frétey, 2016[1]

The fringed tree frog, Lönnberg's tree frog or green-eyed frog (Ranoidea eucnemis) is a frog from New Guinea and Australia. Scientists saw it on the Huon Peninsula and parts of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.[1][2][3]

This frog lives in rainforests. It lives near streams with many rocks in them. It lays eggs during the spring and summer, 800-900 at a time. The female frog lays eggs in clumps. The tadpoles can swim well in the fast water. They become frogs after 60-80 days.[2]

This frog is not endangered now, but some of the things that humans do are bad for it. Years ago, taking trees for wood meant there was less forest for the frogs to live in. Now, the biggest dangers to the frogs are things that make their water worse, like grazing.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ranoidea eucnemis (Tyler, 1968)". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J-M Hero (April 5, 2002). "Litoria eucnemis: Fringed Tree Frog". Retrieved September 1, 2020. Unknown parameter |displayauthors= ignored (help)
  3. J.M. Hero; Richard Retallick; Stephen Richards; Hellen Kurniati (2004). "Litoria eucnemis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. p. e.T41089A10387246. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41089A10387246.en. Retrieved September 1, 2020.