A large species of frog reaching up to 8 cm in body length. It has a bright green, olive-green, or brown back, sometimes with darker or lighter patches of green, brown, or gold. There is usually a pale brown longitudinal stripe running down the middle of the back. The belly is white. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold. Fingers are unwebbed and toes are nearly fully webbed, both with small discs.
Eggs are laid as clusters that are attached to vegetation under the water in permanent swamps, ponds, and dams. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 8 cm and are gold-brown in colour. They swim at all levels of water bodies, and take four to five months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring to midsummer.
Looks very similar to Litoria cyclorhyncha in its distribution, but lacks the pale yellow spots on the armpits, groin, and back of the thighs.
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Found in southwest WA and north to the Murchison River.