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Litoria chloristona
Scientific classification
Genus:
Litoria
Species:
chloristona

Litoria chloristona is a frog from Papua New Guinea. Scientists saw it near the Kikori River, from seal level to 500 meters above sea level.

The adult male frog is about 2.0 to 2.4 cm long and the adult female is 2.4 to 2.7 cm long. It has large eyes and a pointy nose. Its back is bright green and can have bronze on its sides.

The female frog lays eggs in water that does not move. The eggs float to the surface of the water. The tadpoles have wide fins on their backs and narrow fins on their bellies. They have bands of color.

The name chloristona comes from the Greek words chloros for "green," elaschistos for "small," and and ontos for "living thing."

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