Litoria verreauxii
Verreaux's Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2002 Nathan Litjens (1 of 4)

  hear call (115.8K WAV file)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status Litoria verreauxii alpina is listed as Critically Endangered (IUCN GAA 2001)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Eastern Australia. From mid Southeast Queensland to the northern Tablelands of New South Wales and central and southern coast of New South Wales. Also in the eastern corner of Victoria. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 236400 km2 Locally abundant. Some declines have been recorded in the Canberra region in the past 20 years.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Common in a wide variety of habitats including coastal swamps and lagoons, wet and dry sclerophyll forest. Most often associated with permanent water, ie. ponds, dams, lakes, creeks and waterholes. Calls year round. Males call from ground up to several metres from water or on vegetation near water. About 500 – 1000 eggs are laid in jelly clumps attached to submerged vegetation in ponds.

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

Drought and loss of habitat.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


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.

Hero, J.-M., Littlejohn, M., and Marantelli, G. (1991). Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria.

Osborne, W. (1990). ''Declining frog populations and extinctions in the Canberra region.'' Bogong, 11(4), 4-7.

Written by J-M. Hero; G. Hollis; W. Osborne; G. Gillespie; L. Shoo; M. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria verreauxii: Verreaux's Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 17, 2019.

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