A beautiful Crucifix Frog (Notaden bennettii) found on the road after an evening of heavy rain to cool down the outback. While on the road it was a dull brown colour but then when moved safely off the road we washed the dirt and ants off it which revealed this stunning yellow and red colour! Another highlight of our amazing trip! #frogfriday
A Red-eyed Tree Frog (Litoria chloris) for #frogfriday
This individual was photographed on the Central Coast, New South Wales. If you look carefully you can see a tiny Sycorax fly which often feed on rainforest frogs.
He mighn't get the attention the green frogs attract, but I was pretty excited about this Bellenden Ker Nursery Frog (Cophixalus neglectus) last Friday. @azza_p.86 and I tackled QLD's highest mountain for this guy and at 1,420 metres we found him! This species is endemic to the Bellenden Ker and Bartle Frere mountain peaks but both populations are separated from each other by several hundred metres elevation.
The only time the hundreds of leeches were worthwhile.
Eastern Sedge Frog (Litoria fallax), from a survey in suburban Melbourne last week. •
Normally native to eastern Australia these tiny green tree frogs have set-up thriving, feral populations all over Melbourne, probably transported here accidentally in fruit boxes from up north!
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Hooray it's @frogfriday! You all made it through the week 😁 up in cairns it's been #hellamoist so it was the perfect time for @janellynv and I to look for these guys, the Javelin Frog (Litoria microbelos) - Australia's smallest tree frog.
Happy #FrogFriday everyone. 📷: @ddwfauna of a Graceful Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta). This species is usually BRIGHT green, so you can imagine how excited we were to see this all yellow morph one!! 💛🐸💛
This beautiful little frog is the interesting hybrid offspring between a red backed toadlet and a red crowned toadlet. Two frogs in the Pseudophryne genus. Often if different species interbreed and produce live offspring, the offspring are infertile. I’m not sure if this is the case for these or not. #frogfriday
Happy #frogfriday y'all... These guys have been super noisy the last few days with all our rain. I'm thinking they all have fat bellies from the literally thousands of Litoria fallax about at the moment. #clmsphotography
If there's an award for attitude this little guy comes pretty close to it!
Captured and released in a wildlife survey in SE Queensland pobblebonks and other frog species play vital roles in the ecosystems and are an integral part of the food web.
Globally frog populations have been declining at alarming rates, in Australia 15 species of frogs are currently listed as endangered, and unfortunately we have completely lost four species.
For many years especially as a kid I felt totally helpless in my ability to help make a change. NOW, I think one of the most exciting things that allows you to help scientists and research work directly is available at the palm of your hand. Download the @frogidaus app through the App Store and then it's simply a matter of going out and recording and uploading frog calls that you hear! Think of it like the Shazam for frog ID.
In the process you get to learn about the frog species in your area, what they look like and where their found all while helping monitor frog populations!
Pictured: scarlet sided pobblebonk - Limnodynastes terraereginae
Stuck b/w a rock and a hard place? Don’t worry because tomorrow is #frogfriday the best day of the week!!! Here is the Holy Cross Frog (Notaden bennettii) emerging from a burrow after a massive rain event. You can see where they get their name from! 🖤💛❤️
The smallest frog I have now seen in the North. Only about 1-1.5cm. Finally got to tick this one of the list after many trips. Boy can they can belt out a call for such a tiny creature.- Hosmers Nusery Frog (Cophixalus hosmeri) #frogfriday#frogidaus#wildtropics#fnqlife#cloudforest
Ok we have been seeing a fair bit of risky behaviour on set lately and once again the GGG ( Green Glam Goddess) for those that dont know, she has a rather a show off beau. A few drinks and he's in the river for a quick swim, we never know if this will be the last of him. Once again he took a risk and won the luck, he needs lessons from a croc wise duck. Do this too often it will be your last swim so dont go following the likes of him. Be croc wise in croc country. (So of all the places this frog swam to he went straight to the same place a hatchling was sitting, lucky for the frog he was large and the croc thought better of taking on such a big prey, we didn't know the little croc was there until we watched the frog) .
A trip to Daintree wouldn’t be complete without a little celebrity spotting. Stars are practically everywhere, all the time, and for the most part, they’re used to being gawked at. Except summer with a wet season that hasn't begun its hot hot hot and celeberity spotting has been tough. We had a lovely surprise visit from this lady who unlike her bestie the GGG doesn't stop and pose very often. Graceful tree frog.
A world atilt. When recent surveys in southwestern Nigeria came back without a trace of the Perret’s Toad where they were thought to be found, the #iucnredlist changed its status from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered. This species likely lays its eggs on soil and the tadpoles slide out onto wet, steeply sloping rock. The toad is known only from Nigeria’s Idanre Hills and is threatened by logging and agricultural runoff. #FrogFriday Photo by Arne Schiøtz
Just returned from an incredible week herping the rainforests of the Ecuadorean Choco. Here is a Imbabura tree frog (Hypsiboas picturatus) for @frogfriday. Like many species in the choco this species is threatened by extinction and is currently classed as vulnerable under IUCN. Check out @save_the_choco to keep up to date with the work that is being done to preserve this biodiversity hot spot.
Compartiendo el mismo hábitat y espacios de reproducción que Cruziohyla calcarifer, Agalychnis lemur se puede ver habitualmente en la reserva del C.R.A.R.C. gracias a los proyectos de conservación.
Ésta especie se encuentra en peligro #crítico por causa de la pérdida de hábitat, el tráfico de especies #exóticas y las afectaciones del patogeno responsable de la #desaparición y disminución de algunas especies y poblaciones de anfibios en el país, otro increíble encuentro en las tierras del caribe, ya habían visto antes una rana que cambia su coloración ? 🌱