Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Queensland Wet Tropics.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 20000 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Associated with rainforest streams and rocky creek beds.
Breeding starts in August. Egg clumps of 843 eggs in a firm jelly have been recorded, laid in a
Trends and Threats
Declines have been noted in the Wet Tropics and extent of occurrence is approximately
Declines have been noted in Wet Tropics. Chytrid fungus or a virus is suspected to have
caused sudden declines.
A recovery plan for the frog species in the Wet Tropics has been written and this species will
benefit from that. Protected in the National Parks in the region.
Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
McDonald, K. and Alford, R. (1999). ''A review of declining frogs in northern Queensland.'' Declines and Disappearances of Australian Frogs. A. Campbell, eds., Environment Australia, Canberra. Available in .pdf format online.
Northern Queensland Recovery Team (2000). ''Recovery Plan for the Stream-Dwelling Rainforest Frogs of the West Tropics Biogeographic Region of North-east Queensland.''
Written by J.-M. Hero; R. A. Alford; M. Cunningham; K. R. McDonald (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria genimaculata: Green-eyed Treefrog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1252> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 21, 2018.
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