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Litoria chloris

Red-eyed Tree Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Least Concern

Calling Period

Possible
Yes
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Description

A large species of frog reaching up to 6.5 cm in body length. It has a bright green back. The belly is yellow. The pupil is horizontal, and the iris is orange or red. The backs of the thighs are purple, and the hands and feet are yellow. Fingers are three-quarters webbed and toes are nearly fully webbed, both with large discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid as small clusters that are attached to vegetation at or near the surface of temporary pools, stream pools, and permanent ponds. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 5 cm, and are grey-brown or dark brown in colour. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies, and take at least two months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring and summer after heavy rain.

Similar Species

Looks similar to Litoria caerulea and Litoria gracilenta in its distribution, but Litoria caerulea has a gold iris instead of red, and Litoria gracilenta is smaller and has a pale green stripe from the tip of the snout to past the eye, following the top of the eye.

Images

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Calls

By: Jodi Rowley

By: Ben Revell

By: Chris Sanderson

Distribution

Found from the Mackay region of QLD through to Gosford in NSW along the coast and nearby areas.

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