Frogs

Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea)

Check out the beautiful green colour of Freddo, and he is not a chocolate frog!

Green Tree Frogs are found throughout northern and eastern Australia, but not Victoria. Thats because its too cold. They are found in a wide range of habitats and are usually not far from a damp area. Green Tree Frogs have adapted well to urbanisation, and are often found sharing out down pipes, drains, gutters and even toilets with us! They are excellent climbers, capable of climbing flat, smooth vertical surfaces. This is done by using both their belly skin and the large, flat finger and toe discs.

The biggest threat to frogs is a fungus called chytrid fungus. The fungus attacks the skin of the frog, and is thought to be the cause of decline for many frog populations in Australia. Unfortunately, there is no cure or method to prevent its spread.