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Striped Rocket Frog

 
Introduction:
Yellow brown to red brown with dark blotches on the sides of its body, eyes and eardrums ringed in white, thighs yellow and black.
Identification:
Yellow brown to red brown in colour. It has a dark stripe running through its eye and eardrum that breaks up into blotches on the sides of its body. Eyes and eardrums are ringed in white. Thighs are yellow and dark-brown or black.  Its belly is granular and white. It has a pointed snout, a streamlined body and extremely long legs. Body size up to 5 cm.
Max. Size:
5 cm
Distribution:
northern and eastern Australia
Habitat:
Open forests, woodlands and Melaleuca swamps, usually close to streams, ponds, lakes and water-covered grassy areas.
Biology:
Its call is similar to a rapid ‘yapping’ or ‘wik...wik...wik' sound. Breeding occurs in spring and summer in ephemeral water. The male can be heard calling after spring and summer rains. The female lays up to 100 eggs in a raft on the surface of still water, where they float in a coat of jelly-like material before the tadpoles hatch into the water. Its long legs enable it to leap further than most other frogs of the same size. Leaps of over four metres are not uncommon. This frog forages among leaf litter, rocks and in open ground.
Other Common Names:
Rocket Frog
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Litoria
Species: nasuta
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R.107050 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Lagoon 3 Km E Watson River Crossing on Aurukun Road , (13° 8' S , 142° 3' E), 2 Jul 1982
R.82055 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Rocky Point, Weipa , (12° 38' S , 141° 53' E), 4 Feb 1979
R.82056 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Rocky Point, Weipa , (12° 38' S , 141° 53' E), 4 Feb 1979
R.82290 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Batavia Outstation Landing, 74.6 Km North of Weipa , (12° 11' S , 141° 53' E), Feb 1979
R.82289 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Batavia Outstation Landing, 74.6 Km North of Weipa , (12° 11' S , 141° 53' E), Feb 1979
R.45896 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Ck 6 M N of St.Lawrence , (22° 16' S , 149° 30' E), 19 Apr 1974
R.170199 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, New South Wales, Crescent Head. , (31° 11' 25" S , 152° 58' 34" E), 19 Mar 2003
R.62259 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Weipa , (12° 39' S , 141° 53' E), 8 Jul 1977
R.40620 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin , (12° 27' S , 130° 50' E), 7 Aug 1973
R.40619 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin , (12° 27' S , 130° 50' E), 7 Aug 1973
R.52312 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Northern Territory, Adelaide River Township , (13° 15' S , 131° 6' E), 13 Sep 1975
R.52310 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Northern Territory, Adelaide River Township , (13° 15' S , 131° 6' E), 13 Sep 1975
R.52311 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Northern Territory, Adelaide River Township , (13° 15' S , 131° 6' E), 13 Sep 1975
R.72624 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Northern Territory, 7 Km Nw.Bullo R.Crossing From Katherine - Kununurra Rd. , (15° 40' S , 129° 39' E), 21 Jun 1978
R.72623 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Northern Territory, 7 Km Nw.Bullo R.Crossing From Katherine - Kununurra Rd. , (15° 40' S , 129° 39' E), 21 Jun 1978
R.81961 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, New South Wales, Kendall, Johns River near Kendall , (31° 44' S , 152° 42' E), 20 Jul 1978
R.81962 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, New South Wales, Kendall, Johns River near Kendall , (31° 44' S , 152° 42' E), 20 Jul 1978
R.130248 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Western Australia, North Eil Eil Spring, S of Broome , (19° 47' S , 121° 26' E), 19 Oct 1987
R.130247 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Western Australia, North Eil Eil Spring, S of Broome , (19° 47' S , 121° 26' E), 19 Oct 1987
R.130250 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Western Australia, North Eil Eil Spring, S of Broome , (19° 47' S , 121° 26' E), 19 Oct 1987
R.130246 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Western Australia, North Eil Eil Spring, S of Broome , (19° 47' S , 121° 26' E), 19 Oct 1987
R.130249 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Western Australia, North Eil Eil Spring, S of Broome , (19° 47' S , 121° 26' E), 19 Oct 1987
R.46443 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Prince of Wales Island , Torres Strait , (10° 41' S , 142° 9' E), 11 Feb 1975
R.46441 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Prince of Wales Island , Torres Strait , (10° 41' S , 142° 9' E), 11 Feb 1975
R.46442 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, Queensland, Prince of Wales Island , Torres Strait , (10° 41' S , 142° 9' E), 11 Feb 1975
R.99660 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, New South Wales, Waterfall , (34° 8' S , 151° E), 21 Dec 1970
R.130079 - Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842) - Australia, New South Wales, Legges Camp, Myall Lakes, Rd To Camp From Bulahdelah , (32° 24' S , 152° 16' E), 5 Jan 1989