Australian Green Tree Frog/Litoria Caerulea
Kingdom Animalia (animals)

Phylum Chordata (animals with a notochord)

Class Amphibia (amphibians)

Order Anura (frogs and toads)

Family Family Hylidae
Its colour ranges from a dark olive colour to a bright green, which has the ability to change within an hour. They often have white spots on their sides and back. Normally they have white dots or a white streak running from the corner of their mouth to the base of their arm. There belly is round and white. There is a fold in their skin that goes from their eye to their arm. The fingers are one-third webbed and the toes are three-quarters webbed. They are around 100mm.
This frog lives in many different places. They are often found around wet damp places humans use such as toilet and shower blocks. I found my tadpoles in the pond next to the front gates.
They use adhesives discs on their fingers and toes along with skin on their stomachs to climb and cling on to things. Their strong back legs push them through the air when leaping. Their eyes are very sensitive to movement. They flick their long sticky tongues out to catch their prey. Once they catch it they swallow it whole or crush it with their miniscule pointy teeth. When they eat they pull their eyes back into their eye sockets for protection.

Tara Ritchie