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Litoria caerulea (HYLIDAE) Green Tree Frog

Description

green tree frog - Litoria caerulea
Photo: Paul Henry

Large frog, to 110mm. Green to light brown or even blue, short snout and rounded face. Smooth, thick skin especially on head and shoulders. White spots or irregular stripe from mouth to forearm. Abdomen white. Back of thighs maroon to yellow. Fingers one third webbed, toes three quarters.

Habitat

Northern and eastern Australia except rainforest. Common, often around buildings, drainpipes, water tanks.

Call

Resonant repetitive deep croak.

Spawn

Large clumps flat on the water, often attached to vegetation. Summer breeder, in wet weather, prefers open areas of ephemeral water.

Green Tree Frog - Litoria caerulea
Photo: Queensland Frog Society
Green Tree Frog - Litoria caerulea
Photo: Queensland Frog Society