AmphibiaWeb - Litoria genimaculata


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Litoria genimaculata (Horst, 1883)
Green-eyed Treefrog
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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View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (122 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (122 records).
Queensland Wet Tropics. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 20000 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Associated with rainforest streams and rocky creek beds. Breeding starts in August. Egg clumps of 843 eggs in a firm jelly have been recorded, laid in a pool.

Trends and Threats
Declines have been noted in the Wet Tropics and extent of occurrence is approximately 20,000km2.

Declines have been noted in Wet Tropics. Chytrid fungus or a virus is suspected to have caused sudden declines.

Conservation Measures
A recovery plan for the frog species in the Wet Tropics has been written and this species will benefit from that. Protected in the National Parks in the region.


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

McDonald, K. and Alford, R. (1999). ''A review of declining frogs in northern Queensland.'' Declines and Disappearances of Australian Frogs. A. Campbell, eds., Environment Australia, Canberra. Available in .pdf format online.

Northern Queensland Recovery Team (2000). ''Recovery Plan for the Stream-Dwelling Rainforest Frogs of the West Tropics Biogeographic Region of North-east Queensland.''

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria genimaculata: Green-eyed Treefrog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 1, 2023.

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