Animal Species:Dainty Tree Frog

The Dainty Green Tree Frog is a delicate little green and yellow frog from tropical Australia.

Dainty Tree Frog, Litoria gracilenta

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Standard Common Name

Dainty Tree Frog

Alternative Name/s

Banana Frog

Identification

The Dainty Green Tree Frog is easily distinguished from other similar species by the pale stripe running from its nostrils to its ears. It regularly occurs in a golden-yellow form, lacking the blue pigment.

Size range

4.5 cm

Distribution

The Dainty Green Tree Frog is found in tropical Australia.

Habitat

The Dainty Green Tree Frog lives in urban areas, especially fruit shops and supermarkets.

Other behaviours and adaptations

The Dainty Green Tree Frog occasionally shows up in Sydney, usually in fruit shops where it arrives in banana bunches brought from Queensland and northern New South Wales, hence its other common name.

Classification

Species:
gracilenta
Genus:
Litoria
Family:
Hylidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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