Orange-thighed frog

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Orange-thighed frog
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Litoria xanthomera
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Distribution of the Orange-thighed Frog

The orange-thighed frog (Litoria xanthomera) is a species of tree frogs. They live in tropical places in Queensland, Australia. They are green with orange eyes. They also look like the red-eyed tree frog. The orange-thighed frog is a medium-sized tree frog. They can reach up to 5.5 centimeters in length. It is a skinny frog with a thin body, flat head and large orange eyes.

Male orange-thighed frogs gather in groups in ponds. They call for a mate from branches or on the edge of the water. Their call is a long aaa-rk. They mate with females after a heavy rainfall. Their eggs are brown and the female can lay from 800 to 1600 eggs. The orange-thighed frog's tadpole are similar to the red-eyed tree frogs.

Books[change | change source]

  • Barker, J.; Grigg, G.C. & Tyler, M.J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons. ISBN 0-949324-61-2.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Stratford, Danial (2000). "Litoria xanthomera" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-09-06.