Frog ID, Townsville

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  1. alexandra_mohr

    alexandra_mohr Not so new Member

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    Hi,

    which frogs are this? I saw them near Townsville...

    Frog1.jpg Frog2.jpg

    Thank you 8)
    Alexandra
     
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    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, both are Litoria rothi, the red upper half of the iris is an easy distinguishing feature from L.peronii.
     
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    Also as far as i know peronii are not in the town common where it looks like those pics are from.
     
  5. Bluetongue1

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    As GeckPhotographer pointed out, the red upper half of the iris is a diagnostic feature that these are L. rothi. The lower half of the iris is a pale gold. They are capableof substantial colour change from pale cream to heavily mottled rich brown, as depicted in your photos. They have a fold of skin over the ear drum which has a narrow black edge to it. The backs of the thighs are black with yellow spots.

    I have to admit that these guys are one of my all time favourite frogs. They are often amazing calm if you pick up a wild one and are truly intriguing in their character.

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    Out all night eyes= rothi

    When I lived at Cobourg Peninsular these guys were the standard house sharers.
     
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