Striped rocket frog
|Striped rocket frog|
This frog can be as big as 45 mm in size from nose to rear end. It has a long body and a pointed nose and only a little webbing on its feet. It is brown with black stripes and other black marks. It has ridges on its back.
This frog lives on the ground in tropical forests and in streams, swamps and ponds. It lives in the southern part of the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It lives all across the northern and eastern coasts of Australia and people have seen it as far south as Sydney. It is known for being able to jump very far. It has longer cartilage in its toes than most frogs have, which may be why it jumps so well. This frog can jump 4 metres (>12 feet).
References[change | change source]
- Jean-Marc Hero (2004). "Litoria nasuta". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. p. e.T41101A10397901. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41101A10397901.en. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
- "Striped Rocket Frog". Western Australia Museum. 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
- "Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
- "Rocket Frog". Australian Museum. April 24, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
- J-M Hero; et al. (April 5, 2002). "Litoria nasuta: Rocket frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
- "Striped Rocket Frog". Queensland Museum. Retrieved June 26, 2020.