Striped rocket frog

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Striped rocket frog
Litoria nasuta.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Litoria
Species:
L. meiriana
Binomial name
Litoria meiriana
(Gray, 1842)[2]
Synonyms[3]
  • Pelodytes nasutus (Gray, 1842)
  • Litoria nasuta (Günther, 1859)
  • Hyla (Litoria) nasula (Keferstein, 1868)
  • Hyla nasuta (Boulenger, 1882)
  • Hyla peninsulae (De Vis, 1884)
  • Hyla semoni (Boettger, 1894)
  • Litoria nasuta (Tyler, 1971)
  • Litoria peninsulae (Wells and Wellington, 1985)

The striped rocket frog, streamlined rocket frog, Australian rocket frog or rocket frog (Litoria nasuta) is a frog from Australia and the island of New Guinea.[1][2][4][5][6]

This frog can be as big as 45 mm in size from nose to rear end.[6] 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.[2]

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.[4] 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.[2] This frog can jump 4 metres (>12 feet).[4]

This frog lays 50-100 eggs at a time.[2] The females lay eggs in groups that float on top of the water.[4] Tadpoles can grow into frogs in 6 months.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Striped Rocket Frog". Western Australia Museum. 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. "Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Rocket Frog". Australian Museum. April 24, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  5. J-M Hero; et al. (April 5, 2002). "Litoria nasuta: Rocket frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Striped Rocket Frog". Queensland Museum. Retrieved June 26, 2020.