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Litoria caerulea
Green Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None
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View Bd and Bsal data (81 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea. Introduced: New Zealand, United States.

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Florida

 

View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (81 records).
Widespread species. Distributed from the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, through most of Northern Territory, all of Queensland, northern and central New South Wales and the north- east corner of South Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 4078600 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found commonly near streams and swamps on rocks and trees or in crevices in rocks and hollow tree trunks. Also found in domestic environment, including letterboxes, toilet bowls and cisterns, bathrooms and meter boxes. Commonly kept as a pet within Australia and overseas (but now protected). Breeding occurs from November to February. Males call from hidden localities near water and often downpipes. Clumps of 200 – 2000 eggs are deposited on the surface of still water. The spawn sinks within 24 hours. Development is usually complete in 6 weeks.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.

Threats
Pollution and predation by cats and dogs is a threat where the species occurs in suburban areas. Some animals have been found to be sick with chytrid fungus. Collection of tadpoles and movement of tadpoles. Juveniles often relocated by the transportation of fresh produce.

Conservation Measures
None in place, except restrictions on pet industry i.e. must have a permit to keep frogs.

References

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

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.



Originally submitted by: J-M Hero et al. (first posted 2002-04-05)

Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria caerulea: Green Tree Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1348> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 29, 2021.



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