Peron's Tree Frog

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Peron's Tree Frog - Craig Cleeland | Peron's Tree Frog - Craig Cleeland | Peron's Tree Frog - Peter Robertson | Peron's Tree Frog - The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries/McCann | Peron's Tree Frog - Bob Winters

Litoria peronii


Male 44-53 mm. Female 46-65 mm. A moderate sized grey-brown climbing frog with webbing between the fingers and toes. Adults have a distinctive cross-shaped pupil, the only frog in Victoria to display this feature.


Details
Type
Amphibian
Group
Animals
Frog - Tree Frog
Biology

Breeding season: Spring to early summer. Females lay pigmented eggs in a jelly.

Distinctive Markings

Adults may have small green and/or black dots on the back, and bright yellow and black markings on the hidden sides of limbs, hands, feet and groin. Slightly pointed snout and indistinct tympanum.

Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Hylidae
Genus
Litoria
Species
peronii

Eastern Victoria, New South Wales, extreme south east South Australia and south-eastern Queensland.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

The only frog in Victoria to display a cross-shaped pupil.


Interesting Facts
Diet

Carnivore. Adults feed on invertebrates.

Habitat

Wet and dry forest, woodlands, shrublands and open areas.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Audio
Audio samples
Sounds
The identifying call is a long "cra-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhk" which increases in volume.