Tiny frog in the grass (Litoria latopalmata)

another shot of the tiny little rocket frog I found in the grass tonight.

Location: Cedar Creek, Qld, Australia, 4520

Size: approx 40mm long

Sound: alarm call (when disturbed by dog) bird like.

Jump distance: approx 1m

View all photos taken: Saturday, 15th March 2008, This photo: 10:01pm


  • Scott Leach said:
    Great couple of shots. Perfectly placed focus. I'll look forward to these sorts of opportunities when I get to Brisvegas :)
  • doberwoman said:
    nice eyes!
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm fairly happy with them, given I was on my knees and elbows in the grass, trying to manually focus in the dark :-)

    Thanks again :)
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    Hehe, he almost looks a little geeky.
  • teejaybee said:
    If it's a rocket frog (quite possible) it could be the vulnerable Wallum Rocket Frog (Litoria freycineti). There is a recording of it's call on the link, although the size doesn't quite match. Maybe it's a Broad Palmed Rocket Frog (Litoria latopalmata).

    Hopefully Evan (Liquid Ghoul) will see it...

    Nice shot though. I know how hard it is to get that flash beyond all that grass ;) And speaking of frogs, I got some shots of a new type of frog that i've never found before when I was up in Brisbane today... :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed he does ;-)

    Hmmm, tough call. Definitely blotchier than the Broad Palmed, but not in the same way as the Wallum. The sound of the Broad Palmed is closer to the sound I heard though.
  • liquidGhoul said:
    It's Litoria latopalmata. The nose isn't sharp enough for Litoria nasuta and the back is too smooth for Litoria freycineti. It is very pretty, and a nice shot.

  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks for that, much appreciated.