Litoria phyllochroa (Günther, 1863)
Leaf Green Tree Frog
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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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
In the past logging in rainforest was a threat. Development and clearing of wet sclerophyll and swamps is more relevant in the present times. Introduced fish, e.g., trout, are also detrimental to this species (Gillespie and Hero 1999).
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
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.
Gillespie, G. and Hero, J.-M. (1999). ''Potential impact of introduced fish and fish translocations on Australian amphibians.'' Declines and Disappearances of Australian Frogs. A. Campbell, eds., Environment Australia, Canberra, 131–144.
Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Michelle S. Koo (2021-11-07)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Litoria phyllochroa: Leaf Green Tree Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1294> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 4, 2023.
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