Animal Species:Red-eyed Tree Frog

The Red-eyed Tree Frog is one of eastern Australia's most colourful frogs.

Standard Common Name

Red-eyed Tree Frog

Identification

Despite its prominent red eyes and bright green back the Red-eyed Tree Frog is less often seen than its relative, the Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea).

Size range

6.5 cm

Distribution

Red-eyed Tree Frogs are found in eastern Australia north of mid-New South Wales.

Habitat

Red-eyed Tree Frogs live in urban areas, forests and woodlands, heath and wetlands.

Feeding and Diet

The Red-eyed Tree Frog has nocturnal habits, feeding only at night on moths and other insects.

Communication

The call of the Red-eyed Tree Frog is a 'waa-aa...waa-aa' sound, followed by a soft trill. At close range these frog choruses can be unbearably loud.

Life cycle

After mating, Red-eyed Tree Frog eggs soon hatch into tadpoles that must metamorphose into froglets before the pools dry out. The tiny froglets are a mustard colour but they turn green later on. They are spectacular acrobats and are capable of catching insects in flight.

Mating and reproduction

The Red-eyed Tree Frog also spends much of its time high in the foliage of trees, coming down only to breed in ground pools.

Breeding usually occurs during the summer months. Males gather around temporary pools following heavy rain and all call together.

Classification

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

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2 comments

redeyed - 4.04 PM, 24 April 2012
Red eye tree frog is a unique creature and there are various facts that are still hidden from us.If you think that you red eye frog is blind then you should take him to the doctor.To know more about red eyed tree frog visit http://www.redeyedtreefrog.org
lysi - 10.02 AM, 21 February 2010
I think my red-eye tree frog, is blind. how can i tell for sure? his right eye has barely any red in it, but his left eye looks normal. he's only young. he doesnt see his food very well so we have to dangle it infront of his face before he notices it. i am new to these pets, and am not sure how to tell. i have posted a photo of him below. ?????????????????????????????????????

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