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2012-10-09 22:47:49

In the battle for survival, the impact of climate change may tip the balance against Australia’s dwindling urban frog populations.

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2009-06-29 10:33:22

A team of researchers has discovered that animals that sleep longer store energy for a long duration of time, something scientists believe could be useful the treatment of obesity and other disorders.

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2008-09-20 08:16:21

A groundbreaking new study into the mating and nesting practices of a common Australian frog has found they partner up to eight males sequentially – the highest recorded of any vertebrate.


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Australian Green Tree Frog, Litoria caerulea
2014-10-01 09:27:47

The Australian Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea), known also as the Dumpy Tree Frog, White’s Tree Frog, or simple the Green Tree Frog. It is a species of tree frog endemic to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States. The species belongs to the Litoria genus. It is physiologically similar to some species of the genus, particularly the Magnificent Tree Frog (L. splendida) and the Giant Tree Frog (L. infrafrenata). This frog is larger than...

Slender Tree Frog, Litoria adelaidensis
2014-10-01 08:59:02

The Slender Tree Frog (Litoria adelaidensis) is a tree frog that is endemic to southwestern Australia. It has a very slender build, a thin and flat body with a flat and pointed snout. The dorsal surface is seen in a variety of colors, from completely brown or green, to brown with green patches. The flanks of the body have a dark brown or black stripe, which runs through the eye to the nostril; the line is much narrower between the nostril and the eye. The ventral surface is white, and the...

Green And Golden Bell Frog, Litoria aurea
2014-09-30 10:32:09

The Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea), also named the Green Bell Frog, Green and Golden Swamp Frog and Green Frog, is a ground-dwelling tree frog endemic to eastern Australia. Despite its classification and climbing abilities, it doesn’t live in trees and spends almost all of its time close to ground level. It can reach up to 4.3 inches long, making it one of Australia’s largest frogs. Its coloration is gold and green and they are voracious eaters of insects, but will also...

Mountain Stream Tree Frog, Litoria barringtonensis
2014-09-25 09:47:45

The Mountain Stream Tree Frog (Litoria barringtonensis) is a species of tree frog that is endemic to highland areas of NSW, Australia extending from the Myall Lakes region, north to around Dorrigo National Park and west to Barrington Tops National Park. This frog is a rather small tree frog measuring to about 45 millimeters in length. It is a light green to dark olive green in color on the dorsal surface and occasionally brown morphs are encountered. The thighs are a mango-yellow color and...

Booroolong Frog, Litoria booroolongensis
2014-09-25 09:40:12

The Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis) is a species of stream-dwelling frog endemic to the western slopes and ranges of New South Wales and northern Victoria. The frog can reach to about 45 millimeters long. It is normally grey, olive, or brown colored with pale spots or mottling, normally slightly warty in appearance. The flanks are grey and the dorsal surface is a cream color. The back of the thighs are a pale yellow with a few darker spots. A faint stripe runs from the nostril to...

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Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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