Australian Tree Frog

Australian Tree Frog

Australian Tree Frog
Litoria caerulea


CLASS
Amphibia
ORDER
Anura
FAMILY
Hylidae

Range

Most of northern and eastern Australia, and southern New Guinea


Habitat

Forest, scrubland, and wetlands


Diet

Insects and other invertebrates; occasioanlly larger animals such as mice

Length

2 - 4 in

Clutch

2,000 - 3,000 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Also known as the white’s tree frog and dumpy tree frog.
  • Coloration varies from jade green to blue-green or olive, with occasional white markings
  • Like most treefrogs, it has adhesive disks on its toes.
  • Terrestrial; nocturnal hunter
  • Males give out a harsh, barklike courtship call.
  • It is unusually tolerant of drought; its loose, deeply folded skin allows it to absorb a large amount of water.

 

Conservation

Least Concern
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