Giant Tree Frog

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White-lipped Tree Frog
Litoria infrafrenata - Julatten.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Litoria
Species: L. infrafrenata
Binomial name
Litoria infrafrenata
Günther, 1867[1][2]

The White-lipped Tree Frog (Litoria infrafrenata) or the Giant Tree Frog is a species of tree frogs. They are the largest tree frog in the world. They are native to Northern Queensland, New Guinea, the Bismarck Islands and the Admiralty Islands. They are related to the White's Tree Frog. The Giant Tree Frogs eats insects and arthropods. They can live up to 10 years in the wild. In Australia, they can be kept as pets. Australians must have a license to have them.

References[change | change source]

  2. Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
  • Iskandar et al. (2004). Litoria infrafrenata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is of least concern
  • Menzies, J.I. (1976). Handbook of Common New Guinea Frogs. Wau Ecology Institute. 
  • Cronin, L., (2001). Australian Reptiles and Amphibians, Envirobook, ISBN 0-85881-186-3
  • Cogger, H.G. (2000). Reptiles and amphibians of Australia. Reed Books: Sydney.

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