Identification request

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namadgivor
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Identification request

Postby namadgivor » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:05 am

Saw this frog on a rock face in Tahmoor Canyon near Tahmoor NSW. Haven't been able to identify it from the list on the nsw frogs site and was hoping someone could do so. Please see attached photo.
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Hawk-faced looking frog

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Postby Aaron » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:23 am

Hi,

Your frog is a juvenile frog, either Lesueur's Stony Creek Frog (Litoria lesueuri) or Stony Creek Frog (Litoria wilcoxi). There is meant to be an isolated population of Litoria wilcoxi in south-west Sydney and your frog is possibly this species. One of the means of differentiating between the two is the colour of the spots inside the legs, with L. lesueuri having blue spots and L. wilcoxi having yellow spots.

Aaron

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Postby namadgivor » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:25 am

Thanks very much Aaron.


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