Taken 10-Oct-13
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Amphibians
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Amplexus, Australia, Frog, Green-eyed Tree Frog, Litoria serrata, WIldlife
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Dimensions5857 x 3905
Original file size4.57 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken10-Oct-13 20:40
Date modified28-Oct-15 20:26
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/20
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Litoria serrata

Litoria serrata

Litoria serrata (Green-eyed Tree Frog)

IUCN Status: Not assessed.

Amplexus is the work used to describe this sort of mating behaviour. The male (on top) grasps the female, and fertilises the eggs externally as she lays them. Most other external fertilisation is a matter of eggs and sperm being released freely, with no guided physical contact.

Also notice the considerable difference between the male and female. As I've said elsewhere, this is called sexual dimorphism.