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Armoured frog
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Litoria Lorica range.PNG
Synonyms
  • Litoria lorica (Davies and McDonald, 1979)
  • Pengilleyia lorica (Wells and Wellington, 1985)
  • Dryopsophus loricus (Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016)
  • Ranoidea lorica (Dubois and Frétey, 2016)

The armoured frog, armoured mist frog or Alexandra Creek tree frog (Ranoidea lorica) is a frog from Australia. It lives in Queensland.

The adult male frog is 2.7 to 3.3 cm long and the adult female is 3.3 to 3.7 cm long. It is gray or brown in color with a white belly. Its eyes can be silver or gold in color. It has a round head and a short nose. It has vomerine teeth on its upper jaw. It has more webbing on its hind feet than on its front feet, and it has discs on its front toes. Male frogs grow spikes out of their skin when it is the time of year to attract females.

This frog is related to the waterfall frog.


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