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Desert Treefrog (Litoria rubella) {!--사막청개구리--> latin dict size=48   common dict size=512
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Desert Treefrog (Litoria rubella) {!--사막청개구리-->

Litoria rubella - Naked Treefrog, Desert Tree Frog

Identification: Length 40 mm. Pale grey to reddish brown with a few small, black flecks or distinct patches on lower back; a broad dark band from nostril, through the eye and down the flanks; groin often yellow; hind side of thighs are brown with white flecking; underneath white to yellowish; throat may be grey to black in breeding males. Fingers and toes have large discs, and the fingers have slight webbing, toes are about two thirds webbed.

Habitat and Range: Found in arid regions as well as wet coastal fringe, it is also found in southern New Guinea. Distribution within Brisbane patchy, usually western and southern suburbs. Will make use of any available shelter, stones, loose bark, in sheds, buildings etc. Breeds in permanent and temporary pond situations, including flooded paddocks.

Mating Call: A long and distinctly pulsed call, slowing and rising towards the end, uttered regularly. Similar to Bleating Treefrog, Litoria dentata, but not as high pitched.

Spawn: Golden coloured, small, 1.0 - 1.1 mm, eggs laid in thin film on surface of water.

Tadpoles: Uniformly brown tadpoles. Approximate tadpole life varies with the water temperature, may be as short as 14 days


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