AmphibiaWeb - Litoria fallax


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Litoria fallax (Peters, 1880)
Eastern Dwarf 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).

© 2002 Jean-Marc Hero (1 of 16)

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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 (21 records).

Distribution and Habitat

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


View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (21 records).
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.

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 fallax: Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 27, 2024.

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