Dahl's aquatic frog

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Dahl's aquatic frog
Litoria dahlii.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Litoria
Species: L. dahlii
Binomial name
Litoria dahlii
(Boulenger, 1896)
Litoria dahlii distribution map.png
Distribution of the Dahl's aquatic frog
Synonyms

Ranoidea dahlii
Wells and Wellington, 1985

Dahl's aquatic frog (Litoria dahlii) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is endemic to Australia.

Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes.

Dahl's aquatic frog was once thought to be able to consume the eggs, tadpoles and young of the invasive and venomous cane toad with no apparent ill effect, but this observation was based on a handful of captive survivals. Adults will regurgitate the young toads, and avoid eating them in future, or rarely swallow them; in this case, about half the adults will die. These frogs do not appear to have an elevated resistance to bufotoxins compared to other Australian hylid frogs, and avoid these toads if they survive their first toad meal.

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