Stony Creek Frog (species: Litoria wilcoxii) in Mebbin NP (Gaia Guide)
Litoria wilcoxii
Stony Creek Frog

©Ellie: Stony Creek Frog (Litoria wilcoxii)

©Alan Wynn: Male Stony Creek Frog (Litoria wilcoxii)

©Ellie: Stony Creek Frog (Litoria wilcoxii)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Anura
Family Hylidae
Genus Litoria
Species Litoria wilcoxii



Distinguishing features

Individuals are a smooth brown in colour with speckling and blotching in the groin. A thick black stripe extends from the nostril to the base of the forearm, encompassing the eye and tympanum The lower underside and groin can be from a light yellow to olive green, tending more often towards a beige brown. The thighs will reflect this colouration, though more brightly. Females fit this description year round, but males turn a bright yellow to yellow-orange during mating season. As with most members of the Litoria genus, they have climbing discs on their fingers and toes. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 7.5 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Females
  • Up to 4.5 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Males


Interesting facts

  • There is a fungi that grows on the skin of Frogs and suffocates them. It is thought to be responsible for the recent Frog extinctions in Australia and the tragic disappearance of Frogs all over the world.
    Happily, The ‘Super’ Stoney Creek Frog has the fungi but is not affected by it.
    Long live the Stoney Creek Frog!


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