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Litoria aurea

Green and Golden Bell Frog at Bawley Point, NSW

Litoria aurea at Bawley Point, NSW - 12 Sep 2018
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Identification history

Litoria aurea 2 Oct 2018 PatrickCampbell
Unidentified 16 Sep 2018 Marg

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Significant sighting

2 Oct 2018

This species is in decline in some areas and whilst records exist for the species in this locality, most seem to be not recent sightings (except one by NPWS in 2016).

Author's notes

Found in a woodpile.

1 comment

   3 Oct 2018
I reckon this is a Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea), which is a very good find, as it's listed as an endangered species in NSW.
Whilst this specimen appears to be quite dull in colour (not the bright colours often associated with the species) L. aurea are known to be dull olive green like this. Despite the drab colouration, there are enough distinctive morphological features visible to positively ID it as Litoria aurea imo. i.e smooth back, dorso-lateral fold and a distinct tympanum.

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Morelia spilota spilota (Diamond Python) at Bawley Point, NSW - 20 Feb 2019 by Marg
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog) at Bawley Point, NSW - 13 Feb 2019 by Marg
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12 Sep 2018 10:15 AM Recorded on
  • Marg Recorded by
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