Australian Frogs

Magnificent Tree Frog

Magnificent Tree Frog - Ark.net.au

Litoria splendida

Other Names: Splendid Tree Frog, Ranoidea splendida

Family: Pelodryadidae, Genus Litoria (Australasian tree frogs) which has 93 species, and usually several new species identified every year.

Size: 8-13 cm

Distribution: Magnificent tree frogs are native to the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It has a limited range, only occurring on the north-western coast of Australia in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Habitat: They enter caves and rock crevices during the day. Much like the other large tree frogs in Australia, White's tree frog and the giant tree frog, they inhabit areas near humans, and can be found around buildings and in toilets, showers, and water tanks.

References: Clulow and Swan, Wikipedia.

About the Magnificent Tree Frog

(From Wikipedia): The magnificent tree frog is a relatively large tree frog. The undersides of the feet and legs are bright yellow. Most specimens have white or sulphur-coloured dots on their backs, of varying densities. The older magnificent tree frogs can be distinguished from White's tree frogs by the presence of very large parotoid glands, which cover the entire top of their heads and droop over their tympana.

It is kept as a pet; in Australia, this animal may be kept in captivity with the appropriate permit.

Magnificent Tree Frog - Litoria splendida
Photo taken at Australian Reptile Park, Gosford NSW. High Resolution 3204 x 2136.

Magnificent Tree Frog - Litoria splendida
Photo taken at Australian Reptile Park, Gosford NSW. High Resolution 2500 x 1699.

Magnificent Tree Frog - Litoria splendida
Photo taken at Australian Reptile Park, Gosford NSW.

Magnificent Tree Frog - Litoria splendida
Photo taken at Australian Reptile Park, Gosford NSW. High Resolution 2000 x 1331.

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Fish
Australian Spiders and Their Faces

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