Saturday, July 7, 2012

Is there such a thing as a Cream Dainty Green Tree Frog?

A few weeks ago, Brendon found this gorgeous cream coloured frog behind an orchid near our frog habitat/bromedliad garden.  It looks the same as a Dainty Green Tree Frog in every way... except for its colour being a dark cream!!  I can't find any information stating colour changes on this frog, so would love some input from others please.  We are still in the learning process when it comes to frog identification here at Jarowair.  See my other posts on the Dainty Green Tree Frog sightings at Jarowair HERE.  Brendon replaced the orchid back on the wall and the frog is still happily living in the same spot.




The photos below are ones taken of a different Dainty Green Tree Frog in a nearby location on the same day.  The shape, size, texture and appearance are the same... just the colour!


I will send the photos off to a local frog expert, but would love your opinions!  J & B.

2 comments:

  1. I don't know about your frog, but some can change colour according to changing conditions eg:light, moisture, temperature.

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    1. Thanks John for your thoughts, Frogs are something I am still learning a lot about. This one has to be one of my favourites here though. I suspect that it is the same type and as you said, just with a colour change due to the environment?

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