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Green and Gold Bell Frog

Green & Gold Bell Frog
Litoria aurea
 
Origin:      Native to Southeastern Australia, introduced to Northern
                 New Zealand
Size:
         Up to 4.3 inches in length.
Habitat:
     Coastal swamps and forests.
Fun Facts:
Day active . This species secretes a slimy acrid mucus which consists of 17 aurein peptides. Thirteen of these show antibiotic, anti-cancer activity.
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