The Bay Post/Moruya Examiner is continuing to collect frog calls from the shire. The latest to be verified at the Australian Museum is Litoria nudidigita, or Southern Green Stream Frog, pictured.
Reaching up to 4 cm in body length, it has a bright green or olive-green back, which can become very dark when the frog is inactive. There is a gold or silver stripe that extends from the tip of the snout to the eye, then around the top of the eye to along the side.
There is also a black stripe beginning from the eye that follows underneath the silver or gold stripe. The belly is white. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold. The armpits, groin and backs of the thighs are dark purple-red. Fingers are only slightly webbed and toes are nearly fully webbed, both with large discs.
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