Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
Rank
species
Data links
LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:4377a1c1-4a8b-45f9-83b8-5b827d0b91db

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

For a JSON view of this data, click here

WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Litoria raniformis
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

To download an RDF/XML document for the concepts and names click here
A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
Conservation status
AUVulnerable
NSWEndangered
TASVulnerable
VICEndangered
VICListed under FFG Act
SAVulnerable
IUCNEndangered

Occurrence records map

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: ALA website image uploads
    Image by: Janine, Echidna Walkabout
    Rights: Janine Duffy, Echidna Walkabout, 2011

Description

The Growling Grass Frog is a mottled bright green and bronze colour above, often with dark brown bumps. The underside is pale cream. It has a light brown stripe from behind the eye to the base of the hind leg. The thighs are blue green. It is similar to the Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea).... source: OZ Animals

One of the largest frog species in Australia, these animals may reach up to 104 mm in length, with females usually larger than males. Animals vary greatly in colour and pattern but are typically olive to bright emerald green, with irregular gold, brown, black or bronze spotting with a pale green stripe down the centre of the back. ... source: Office of Environment and Heritage

Online resources

BowerBird
Images, Occurrence record
CCARP Database of Watering Requirements - Images
Images, Occurrence record
Citizen Science
Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description
NatureShare
Images, Occurrence record
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Reproduction, Images, Occurrence record
Office of Environment and Heritage
Description, Distribution, Habitat, Threats, Images, Occurrence record
Wikipedia
Morphology, Ecology, Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria 2013
vernacular name: Growling Grass Frog
VIC Advisory List: Endangered
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Gold or brown patches on back, warty back, calling sound.
Description : Body bright green with golden-coloured patches on the back, and a pale stripe along the middle of the back. Back covered in wart lumps. Pads present, but only slightly wider than fingers and toes. Groin and legs with purple-pink patches. Up to 11 cm long.
Biology : Southern Bell Frogs are a semi-aquatic species found in close proximity to slow flowing creeks and water bodies. They are cannibalistic.
Habitat: Near water in woodland and shrubland areas.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Insects
Colours: green brown purple white
Distribution: South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.
Habitat types: Freshwater,Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Calling Months: January,February,March,April,August,September,October,November,December
Author credit: Museum Victoria Sciences Staff / Museum Victoria
South Australia : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Vulnerable
South Australia : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Vulnerable
Tasmania : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Vulnerable
Tasmania : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Vulnerable
Victoria : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: null
sourceStatus: Listed under FFG Act
Victoria : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Endangered
Victoria : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Endangered
Victoria : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: null
sourceStatus: Listed under FFG Act
Australia wide : Conservation Status : EPBC
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Vulnerable
Australia wide : Conservation Status : EPBC
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Vulnerable
New South Wales : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Endangered
New South Wales : Conservation Status
vernacular: Southern Bell Frog
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Endangered

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Litoria raniformis

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Chirodryas raniformis Keferstein, 1867 Keferstein, 1867 Keferstein, 1867
Published in: Keferstein, W. 1867. Ueber einige neue oder seltene Batrachier aus Australien und dem tropischen Amerika. Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen Vol. 18 pp. 341-361
Hyla aurea major Copland, 1957 Copland, 1957 Copland, 1957
Published in: Copland, S.J. 1957. Presidential address. Australian tree frogs of the genus Hyla. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 82 pp. 9-108

Common Names

Common name Source
Southern Bell Frog
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Green And Golden Frog
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Growling Grass Frog
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Warty Bell Frog
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Warty Swamp Frog
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Green And Gold Frog
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Southern Bell Frog, Warty Swamp Frog
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
class
AMPHIBIA
subclass
LISSAMPHIBIA
order
ANURA
family
HYLIDAE
genus
Litoria
species
Litoria raniformis  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank