English : Green and golden bell frog
French : Rainette verte et dorée
Class : Amphibia
Order : Anura
Family : Hylidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species grows to about 10 cm in length, males being a lot smaller than females. Dorsolateral skin folds are present and creamy in coloration. Rest of body is green with brown mottling. Lower flanks are beige to brown. Snout is barred.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to Australia and only occurs in the south-east part of the country, in coastal Victoria and New South Wales. Introduced to New Zealand. Lives in all kinds of slow moving waterbodies including temporary ponds.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is declining in most of its range and has disappeared in a good part of eastern Australia. Vulnerable to chytrid fungus and loss of habitat.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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