Animal Species:Leaf Green Tree Frog

This attractive little frog was once quite common around Sydney but has declined in recent years, possibly as a result of water-quality changes.

Leaf Green Tree Frog

G Little ©  Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Leaf Green Tree Frog

Identification

The Leaf Green Tree Frog is usually an olive green colour with a pale yellow or gold stripe running down its side, but these colours are variable between frogs. To complicate matters further, the frog can change colour at will from green to almost black to match its surrounding environment.

Size range

4 cm

Distribution

Leaf Green Tree Frogs are found along the Queensland coast, New South Wales coast and Victorian coast.

Habitat

The Leaf Green Tree Frog lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands, heath. It can sometimes be seen sitting on leaves of creek-side shrubs during the day.

Communication

At night, between October and March, male Leaf Green Tree Frogs can be heard calling from the ground or hidden in waterside vegetation. They make an 'erk...erk...erk' sound.

Classification

Species:
phyllochroa
Genus:
Litoria
Family:
Hylidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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