Litoria iris (Tyler, 1962)
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).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Abundantly found in roadside ditches and drainage ditches around airfields. Also can be found around shallow pools and swamps in forests. Population abundance possibly caused by increase in available habitat by construction of drainage ditches, around which short vegetation grows (Menzies 1993).
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Call: Consists of irregular, short series of 1-10 notes (usually less than 6); length of notes range from short clicks to long notes (0.03-0.55 s). Longer notes sound like a buzz with hardly any musical quality. Amplitude of notes generally rises and then cut off sharply. Most are concentrated around 1500-3000 Hz (Menzies 1993).
Menzies, J. I. (1975). Handbook of Common New Guinea Frogs. Wau Ecology Institute, Papua New Guinea.
Menzies, J. I. (1993). ''Systematics of Litoria iris (Anura: Hylidae) and its allies in New Guinea and a note on sexual dimorphism in the group.'' Australian Journal of Zoology, 41, 225-255.
Originally submitted by: Chih Wang (first posted 2003-05-13)
Edited by: Tate Tunstall (2003-05-14)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Litoria iris <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1258> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 30, 2022.
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