Wednesday, 7 May 2014

A big hand

We have not seen a lot of frogs this season which is probably not too surprising considering was one of our driest summers for some time. But today after light rain last night, I rescued from the pool a frog that is not one we see all that frequently, the Broad-palmed Frog Litoria latopalmata, although that seems somewhat of a misnomer as its species name means side-handed.
They have a range extending from mid Queensland south into NSW to about Sydney and their habitat is quite varied from open country through to various forest types.
It is a distinctive frog with strong colouring and markings making it unlikely to be mistaken for other species.

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