AmphibiaWeb - Litoria chloris


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Litoria chloris (Boulenger, 1892)
Red-eyed 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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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Scattered distribution along the Queensland and New South Wales coastline, from Prosperine in the north to mid-eastern New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 219800 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Usually associated with coastal rainforest or wet sclerophyll forest. It spends much of its life high in the trees and is usually only seen in association with heavy rain when it descends to breed. Also found in association with flooded drains, water tanks and quarries at this time. Breeding is in spring and summer (October – February) after heavy rain when they congregate in and around flooded areas and mountain streams. Calling, amplexus and oviposition occurs in permanent and semi-permanent shallow pools in or besides streams and eggs are laid singly or in small clumps entangled in vegetation.

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

Habitat loss.

Conservation Measures
Its habitat is protected where it occurs in rainforests.


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

Davies, M. and McDonald, K.R. (1979). ''A study of intraspecific variation in the green tree frog Litoria chloris (Boulenger) (Hylidae).'' The Australian Zoologist, 20(2), 347-359.

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 chloris: Red-eyed Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 20, 2024.

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