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Litoria serrata

Green-eyed Tree Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Unlisted

Calling Period

Possible
Yes
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Description

A large species of frog reaching up to 8.5 cm in body length. It has a grey-brown, gold-brown, reddish-brown, or green back, with or without cream-coloured or green patches. The belly is white and the male sometimes has dark brown flecks on the throat. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold-bronze, with a distinct green crescent in the upper half. The legs and forearms are serrated on the outer side and there is a small spike on each heel. Fingers are half-webbed and toes are nearly fully webbed, both with large discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid as a single cluster that is attached under rocks in streams. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 4 cm and are gold-brown in colour. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies, and it is unknown how long they take to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring to summer.

Similar Species

Looks very similar to Litoria myola in its distribution, but is larger and has a different call.

Images

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jordan Mulder

Photo: Jordan Mulder

Calls

By: Justin McMahon

By: Justin McMahon

By: Justin McMahon

By: Dave Stewart

Distribution

Found throughout the Wet Tropics region of QLD.

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