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Litoria burrowsae

Tasmanian Tree Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Least Concern

Calling Period

Possible
Yes
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Description

A medium-sized species of frog reaching up to 6 cm in body length. It has a bright green or brown back, with small brown spots or patches if the back is green, but small green or light brown spots or patches if the back is brown. There is a dark brown stripe from the tip of the snout to the side, where it widens with white mottling. The belly is light reddish-brown speckled with white, and the male has a darker throat. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is golden. Fingers are one-third webbed and toes are three-quarters webbed, both speckled brown and with large discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid as clusters that are attached under the surface of the water to vegetation in ponds, lakes, or flooded ditches. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 8 cm, and are yellow-brown to dark brown in colour. They swim in the mid-water or on the surface of water bodies, and take seven to eight months to turn into frogs. Breeds during spring and summer after rain.

Similar Species

Does not look similar to any other species in its distribution.

Images

Photo: Grant Webster

Calls

By: Nancy Auerbach

Distribution

Found in southwestern TAS.

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