White lipped green tree frog, at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

White lipped green tree frog, at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
White lipped green tree frog, at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The white-lipped tree frog can reach a length of over 13 cm (5.1 in). Females are larger than males, and the males usually reach only 10 cm (3.9 in). Its upper surface is usually bright green, although the colour changes depending on the temperature and background, and can be brown. The under surface is off-white.

The lower lip has a distinctive white stripe which continues to the shoulder. The white stripes on the trailing edges of the lower leg may turn pink in the breeding male. The white-lipped tree frog has large toe pads, which help it climb. The toes are completely webbed, and the hands are partially webbed. It eats mainly insects.

The white-lipped tree frog is found in Australia along the coastal areas of Cape York Peninsula and the wet tropics of north-eastern Queensland, and also in New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, and some Pacific islands.

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