Litoria peroni Click to enlarge image
Image: Josie Earle
© Josie Earle

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    peronii
    Genus
    Litoria
    Family
    Hylidae
    Order
    Anura
    Subclass
    Lissamphibia
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    5 cm

Introduction

This is a common tree frog of the Sydney area.

Identification

The Peron's Tree Frog has the ability to quickly change colour. By day it is usually a pale green-grey colour that changes to a reddish brown with emerald green flecks at night. It also has bright black and yellow markings on its thighs. It has a cross-shaped pupil and a silver iris.



Habitat

The Peron's Tree Frog lives in most forest habitats but will also forage for food in open grassland and other open areas.

Distribution

The Peron's Tree Frog is found in northern Victoria, New South Wales and southern Queensland.



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Communication

The Peron's Tree Frog has a drill-like call, which has also been described as a 'maniacal cackle'.

Breeding behaviours

The Peron's Tree Frog breeds in temporary pools, dams and ditches and sometimes tries to breed in suburban fish ponds.