Discussion in 'Reptile and Amphibian Identification' started by alexandra_mohr, Mar 26, 2013.
which frogs are this? I saw them near Townsville...
Thank you 8)
Litoria rothii c:
Agreed, both are Litoria rothi, the red upper half of the iris is an easy distinguishing feature from L.peronii.
Also as far as i know peronii are not in the town common where it looks like those pics are from.
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.
Out all night eyes= rothi
When I lived at Cobourg Peninsular these guys were the standard house sharers.