Peron's Tree Frog

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Peron's Tree Frog

Litoria peronii


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


Details Description
Type
Amphibian
Group
Frog - Tree Frog
Identifying Characteristics

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.

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.

Diet

Carnivore. Adults feed on invertebrates.

Habitat

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

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

Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Conservation Status
DEPI Advisory List
Not listed
FFG Act
Not listed
EPBC Act
Not listed

The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.

The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.

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