Dahl's aquatic frog

species of amphibian

Dahl's aquatic frog, the northern waterfrog, Dahl's olive tree frog, Dahl's tree frog, floodplain frog, northern lagoon frog or aquatic frog (Ranoidea dahlii) is a tree frog from Australia and New Guinea. Most of them live in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. There are a few more in Queensland and New Guinea.[2]

Dahl's aquatic frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Ranoidea
R. dahlii
Binomial name
Ranoidea dahlii
(Boulenger, 1896)
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  • Chiroleptes dahlii (Boulenger, 1896)
  • Phractops dahlii (Nieden, 1923)
  • Cyclorana dahlii (Parker, 1940)
  • Hyla hyposticta (Cope, 1866)
  • Hyla dimolops (Cope, 1866)
  • Hyla thyposticta (Cope, 1870)
  • Litoria dahlii (Tyler, Davies and King, 1971)
  • Ranoidea dahlii (Wells and Wellington, 1985)
  • Dryopsophus dahlii (Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016)
  • Ranoidea dahlii (Dubois and Frétey, 2016)[2]

This frog lives near bodies of water that either take months to dry up or do not dry up at all. During the day, it sits next to the water. When the weather is dry, it finds a crack in the ground to hide in. Scientists do not know what the eggs or tadpoles are like.[3]


  1. Jean-Marc Hero; Dale Roberts; Paul Horner; Richard Retallick (2004). "Litoria dahlii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T41087A10386543. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41087A10386543.en. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ranoidea dahlii (Boulenger, 1896)". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  3. J-M Hero (April 5, 2004). "Litoria dahlii: Dahl's Aquatic Frog". AmphibiaWeb. Retrieved August 27, 2020. Unknown parameter |displayauthors= ignored (help)