Animal Species:Lesueur's Frog

This frog can sometimes grow to 7 cm, quite large compared with many New South Wales frogs.

Standard Common Name

Lesueur's Frog

Size range

7 cm

Distribution

Lesueur's Frog is found in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Habitat

Lesueur's Frog lives in a range of habitats including eucalypt forests, woodlands, coastal heath and nearby grassy areas.

Other behaviours and adaptations

 If alarmed, Lesueur's Frogs are capable of making long leaps to reach the water.

Communication

Male Lesueur's Frogs call with a soft purring sound from beside creeks or ponds.

Mating and reproduction

Breeding male Lesueur's Frogs often change from grey to yellow and can be heard for most of the year from August through to May.

Classification

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

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