Rocket Frog?...Maybe...What do you think? I think it's a Stoney Creek Frog (female) pretty eh.

by Lewie on April 3rd, 2010

Found this lovely Rocket Frog in my brew brewing kit area. He/she is rather large, about 60mm long. very placid and with lovely GT stripe along the nose. ready for racing.

I had a look at the range of the Lesueur's Tree Frog ( Litoria lesueuri ) and it doesn't extend this far north. I think it is instead a Stoney Creek Frog ( Litoria wilcoxi ) look at the photo in the link below to confirm.
http://www.ozanimals.com/Frog/Stoney-Creek-Frog/Litoria/wilcoxi.html


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5 Comments

Johanna - April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 PM
A very nice looking frog. Looks well fed too.Maybe they do well on your brew ingredients
lewie - April 7th, 2010 at 7:14 AM
I know it's not a rocket frog... just wanting the frog expets to point it out.
think it's a Lesueur's Tree Frog instead for pictures see below links.

http://frogs.org.au/frogs/show_image.php?image_id=755

http://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Litoria/lesueuri/
helen - April 8th, 2010 at 2:46 AM
Lewie, I think it's a Lesueur's Tree Frog; We had one or two here a few years ago and, with Rod, we identified it as a Lesueur's Tree Frog. I've just seen a rocket frog in the garden, much smaller.
helen mcwilliam - April 20th, 2010 at 2:09 AM
Lewie, in our frog book Lesueur's tree frog is shown as very abundant and occurring along the east coast from Victoria to Cape York. Stony Creek frog is not in our frog book. Ill look up the web site. Helen
Michael Woodrow - April 20th, 2010 at 3:47 AM
Lewie, we have looked up the website and can see why our references differ. The identification of what was considered Lesueur's frog in Northern NSW is now deemed to be Stoney Creek Frog. Thanks for letting us know. It's a great webiste - most informative and includes frog calls!

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