The Australian green tree frog , simply green tree frog in Australia, White's tree frog , or dumpy tree frog Litoria caerulea , is a species of tree frog native to Australia and New Guinea , with introduced populations in the United States and New Zealand , though the latter is believed to have died out. The species belongs to the genus Litoria. It is morphologically similar to some other members of the genus, particularly the magnificent tree frog L. Its average lifespan in captivity, about 16 years, is long compared with most frogs. Docile and well suited to living near human dwellings, Australian green tree frogs are often found on window sills or inside houses, eating insects drawn by the light.
Chubby frogs are so named because of their chubby bodies. They have a large rounded body as if run over by a truck. During rainy days, the chubby frogs gather in great numbers; croaking noisily together, broadcasting their presence to each other hoping to attract a mate. The noise they generate for hours at night can prevent a person from sleeping.
Toad or frog? Toads are actually frogs. The term "toad" tends to refer to the "True Toads" Toads are fat-bodied, where frogs are generally slim.
The Asian painted bullfrog Kaloula pulchra is a somewhat cute and comical narrow-mouthed toad from Asia. It has established itself as something of a regular in the international pet trade; it goes by many pseudonyms, but it is perhaps best known by its slightly more accurate trade name of chubby frog. Widespread throughout southern Asia, it is a highly adaptable species that makes the most of encroaching human habitat and is believed to be increasing in population despite its collection for both the food and pet markets.