Armoured frog

Litoria lorica
The armoured frog (Ranoidea lorica), or armoured mist frog, is a species of tree frog in the torrent frog complex, a group restricted to north-eastern Queensland, Australia.wikipedia
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Tree frog

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The armoured frog (Ranoidea lorica), or armoured mist frog, is a species of tree frog in the torrent frog complex, a group restricted to north-eastern Queensland, Australia.

Queensland

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The armoured frog (Ranoidea lorica), or armoured mist frog, is a species of tree frog in the torrent frog complex, a group restricted to north-eastern Queensland, Australia.

Eyelid

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The skin is tubercular on the dorsal surface, prominently on the eyelids and around the tympanum.

Tympanum (anatomy)

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The skin is tubercular on the dorsal surface, prominently on the eyelids and around the tympanum.

Nuptial pad

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Males have black, spiny nuptial pads on their thumbs and "accessory spines" on their chests.

Amplexus

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These spines are used in amplexus by the males to attain a better grip on the females.

Cape Tribulation, Queensland

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This species was first discovered in 1976 and is known from four localities: Alexandra Creek, Hilda Creek (Cape Tribulation NP), Roaring Meg Cascades, and Mossman Bluff Creek (Daintree NP), north-eastern Queensland—between 640 and 1000 m in altitude—and the historical extent of the species only was 120 km2.

Mossman, Queensland

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This species was first discovered in 1976 and is known from four localities: Alexandra Creek, Hilda Creek (Cape Tribulation NP), Roaring Meg Cascades, and Mossman Bluff Creek (Daintree NP), north-eastern Queensland—between 640 and 1000 m in altitude—and the historical extent of the species only was 120 km2.

Daintree National Park

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This species was first discovered in 1976 and is known from four localities: Alexandra Creek, Hilda Creek (Cape Tribulation NP), Roaring Meg Cascades, and Mossman Bluff Creek (Daintree NP), north-eastern Queensland—between 640 and 1000 m in altitude—and the historical extent of the species only was 120 km2.

Stream

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This species is associated with fast-flowing creeks and streams in rainforests in northern Queensland.

Waterfall frog

Litoria nannotisTorrent Tree Frogtorrent treefrog
The call for this species is unknown, but is likely to be similar to that of the closely related waterfall frog, (Litoria nannotis).

Tadpole

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Tadpoles of this species are undescribed, although they would theoretically look similar to those of ''L.

Northern tinker frog

Taudactylus rheophilusTinkling Frognorthern tinker
This species, along with Taudactylus rheophilus, Taudactylus acutirostris, and some closely related species (including Litoria nannotis, Litoria nyakalensis, and Litoria rheocola) have also declined in flowing creeks in highland rainforests in the same general area inhabited by ''L.

Sharp snouted day frog

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This species, along with Taudactylus rheophilus, Taudactylus acutirostris, and some closely related species (including Litoria nannotis, Litoria nyakalensis, and Litoria rheocola) have also declined in flowing creeks in highland rainforests in the same general area inhabited by ''L.

Mountain mist frog

Litoria nyakalensisNyakala Frog
This species, along with Taudactylus rheophilus, Taudactylus acutirostris, and some closely related species (including Litoria nannotis, Litoria nyakalensis, and Litoria rheocola) have also declined in flowing creeks in highland rainforests in the same general area inhabited by ''L.

Common mist frog

Litoria rheocola
This species, along with Taudactylus rheophilus, Taudactylus acutirostris, and some closely related species (including Litoria nannotis, Litoria nyakalensis, and Litoria rheocola) have also declined in flowing creeks in highland rainforests in the same general area inhabited by ''L.

Rainforest

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This species, along with Taudactylus rheophilus, Taudactylus acutirostris, and some closely related species (including Litoria nannotis, Litoria nyakalensis, and Litoria rheocola) have also declined in flowing creeks in highland rainforests in the same general area inhabited by ''L.

Chytridiomycota

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The reason for decline of these species is not known, but the disease caused by chytrid fungus may be a factor.

IUCN Red List

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It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, and as Endangered under Queensland's Nature Conservation Act 1992.

List of amphibians of Australia

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Every species in the genus Philoria is currently declining and some species in the "Torrent Frog" complex (Litoria nannotis, Litoria lorica, Litoria nyakalensis and Litoria rheocola) have not been located for a number of years.