The Orange Thighed Tree Frog
The Orange Thighed Frog (Litoria xanthomera) is a tree from native to a small area in tropical northern Queensland. They grow up to 5.5cm in length and are coloured green on their backs with a white, yellow or orange underside. The back of their thighs are coloured bright orange, hence their name.
Facts about frogs
-Frogs belong to a class of animal called amphibians. Amphibians includes frogs, toad, newts, salamanders and caecilian, frog are Australia's only native amphibians.
-Frog play an important role in the food web maintaining the delicate balance of nature.
- There are estimated to be over 200 different frog species in Australia - over 40 of these are considered threatened.
- Over 25% of Australia's frog species habitat is the wet tropic world heritage rainforest on the north east coast of Queensland.
- Out frog species are under threat from pollution and pesticides habitat loss and degradation - climate change - introduced species - disease.