AmphibiaWeb - Litoria infrafrenata


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Litoria infrafrenata (G√ľnther, 1867)
White-lipped Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Litoria
Taxonomic Notes: Following the Australian Society of Herpetology, AmphibiaWeb uses Litoria instead of Ranoidea or Dryopsophus (contrary to Dubois and Fretey 2016 and Duellman et al 2016).

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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View Bd and Bsal data (12 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (12 records).
Coastal and adjacent areas of north-eastern Queensland, north of Townsville and extending around Cape York Peninsula and into the Gulf of Carpentaria. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 123800 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Wide variety of habitats including rainforest, wet sclerophyll forest, cultivated and suburban habitats. Active on warm and humid nights. Breeding in spring and summer. About 4 100 eggs are laid in clumps and tadpoles develop in about 8 weeks.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

Loss of habitat through logging.

Conservation Measures
Protected where it occurs in rainforests.


Banks, C.B., Birkett, J.R., Dunn, R.W., and Martin, A.A. (1983). ''Development of Litoria infrafrenata (Anura: Hylidae).'' Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 107(4), 197-200.

Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria infrafrenata: White-lipped Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 18, 2024.

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