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Litoria gilleni

Centralian 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 8 cm in body length. It has a bright green or olive-green back, with white or cream-coloured spots. The belly is white, and the male has a pale pink throat. The pupil is horizontal, and the iris is gold. The fronts and backs of the thighs are yellow. Fingers are slightly webbed and toes are three-quarters webbed, both with large discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid as clusters that sink to the bottom of rock pools or river pools. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 7.5 cm, and are olive-brown or gold-brown in colour. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies. It is unknown how long they take to develop into frogs. Breeds during summer after rain.

Similar Species

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

Images

Photo: Michael J Barritt

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Jordan Vos

Calls

By: Marie Callins

Distribution

Found in the MacDonnell Ranges area, in central NT.

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