Litoria fallax
Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia. Introduced: Guam.


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Coast and adjacent areas from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 297700 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Usually found in vegetation bordering swamps, streams, lagoons, ponds and farm dams often in large numbers. In the day it shelters in the leaf-axils of pandanus and other plants away from the water. Breeding begins with the summer rains. Small clumps of eggs are laid attached to submerged vegetation.

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

Loss of habitat from human development and habitat degradation.

Conservation Measures
Protected where the species occurs in National Parks, e.g. Fraser Island.


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.

Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria fallax: Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2020.

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