The Magnificent Tree Frog (Litoria splendida) is an arboreal amphibian found only in northwestern Australia.
The Magnificent Tree Frog is olive, emerald, or bright green with yellow or white blotches. It has a cream underbelly, and the undersides of its feet and legs are bright yellow.
It grows to about 10 centimetres (4 inches) long.
Its natural habitat is tropical or subtropical forests, moist shrublands, or floodlands. It needs to live near water in order to breed, and to keep their skin moist. It likes caves and rock crevices.
They are nocturnal.
The Magnificent Tree Frog is carnivorous, feeding on insects, worms, spiders, small fish, and lizards.
Female frogs release a foamy secretion which contains hundreds of eggs. This foam is mixed with sperm from the male. After about 5-6 days the young frogs, called tadpoles, drop out of the foam nest and into the water. The tadpoles slowly metamorphose into frogs by losing their tail and developing legs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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