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Litoria tyleri

Tyler's Tree Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Least Concern

Calling Period

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Yes
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Description

A medium-sized species of frog reaching up to 5 cm in body length. It has a grey or brown back, with several or many tiny emerald-green spots, and sometimes darker mottling. There is sometimes yellow on the sides. The belly is cream-coloured or yellow, and the male has a brown or yellow throat. The pupil appears cross-shaped and the iris is silver. The armpits, backs of the thighs, and groin are bright yellow, with black patches. Fingers are half-webbed and toes are fully webbed, both with large discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid in small groups or singly, and are attached to twigs or vegetation under the surface of the water in dams, ponds, and swamps. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 8 cm and are gold in colour, with three darker longitudinal stripes. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies, and take around two and a half months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring to summer.

Similar Species

Looks very similar to Litoria peronii and Litoria rothii in its distribution, but Litoria rothii lacks emerald-green spots on its back and has red in the upper half of the iris, while Litoria peronii has a thin black line along the skin fold from behind the eye to the top of the arm.

Images

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Calls

By: Johanne Gardiner

By: Stephen Mahony

By: Chris Sanderson

Distribution

Found in southeast QLD and most of coastal NSW.

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