Green and Golden Bell Frog

Green and Golden Bell Frog
Green and Golden Bell Frog
Green and Golden Bell Frog
Images ©:
© Akash Samuel, Akash Samuel, Akash Samuel

Litoria aurea


Adults 55-100 mm. Adults are bright emerald to dull olive green with or without brown or gold blotches. They have a distinct tympanum (ear).


Details
Type
Amphibian
Group
Other Common Names
Golden Bell Frog
Biology

Breeding season: October to January. Males usually call while floating in open water. Eggs are pigmented and are contained within a floating jelly raft which later breaks up and sinks.

Distinctive Markings

Smooth back.

Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Hylidae
Genus
Litoria

The Green and Golden Bell Frog is one of a few frogs that is active during the day and basks in the sun.


Interesting Facts
Diet

Carnovire. Adults feed on insects and other frogs.

Habitat

Adults live in wet areas, in or close to water in forests, woodlands, shrublands and open or disturbed areas.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Audio
Audio samples
Audio ©
Murray Littlejohn
Sounds
The call is a long growl, several seconds in duration, followed by a series of short grunts "cr-a-a-aw-a-a-awk cra-a-a-awk crok crok". Sounds like a revving motorcycle.