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Litoria revelata

Whirring Tree Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Least Concern

Calling Period

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Description

A medium-sized species of frog reaching up to 3.5 cm in body length. It has a cream-brown or reddish-brown back with a wide brown longitudinal stripe along the middle that starts between the eyes. There is a brown stripe from the nostril to past the arm. The belly is white and the male has a yellow or orange throat. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold. The groin is yellow or orange and the backs of the thighs are orange, with black spots or patches. Fingers are slightly webbed and toes are three-quarters webbed, both with small discs. Males have a yellow back in the breeding season.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid singly or in small rows, and are attached to vegetation near the surface of the water in ponds, swamps, dams, and creeks. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to nearly 6 cm and are dark brown in colour. They often remain near the surface of water bodies, and take around three months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring to summer.

Similar Species

Looks similar to Litoria ewingii, Litoria dentata, Litoria jervisiensis, Litoria littlejohni and Litoria verreauxii in its distribution, but has black spots or patches on the backs of the thighs.

Images

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Calls

By: Brett Malcolm

By: Jodi Rowley

By: Dane Trembath

By: Grant Webster

Distribution

Found from south of Sydney in NSW, through to southeast QLD along the coast and ranges. Also found separately in the Atherton Tableland and Eungella Plateau, both in QLD.

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