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Litoria subglandulosa

New England Tree Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Vulnerable

Calling Period

Possible
Yes
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Description

A medium-sized species of frog reaching up to 5 cm in body length. It has a green back with darker brown mottling, or a light-brown back with lime-green mottling. There is a dark brown stripe from the tip of the snout to the side, and often a light brown or gold stripe that follows above. There is also a cream-coloured stripe along the upper lip. There is often a green patch on the side of the head. The belly is white. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold. The armpits, groin and backs of the legs are yellow. Fingers are unwebbed and toes are two-thirds webbed, both with large discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid as a single clump attached to rocks under the surface of the water in stream pools. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to nearly 4 cm and are gold-brown or dark brown in colour. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies, and take three to four months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring to summer.

Similar Species

Looks very similar to Litoria citropa and Litoria daviesae near its distribution, but has a green tympanum compared to the brown tympanum present in Litoria citropa, while the easiest way to distinguish it from Litoria daviesae is by distribution.

Images

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Tim Cutajar

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Calls

By: Jodi Rowley

Distribution

Found only in the ranges of far northeast NSW, and just over the border to southeast QLD.

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