Australian Tree Frog

Australian Tree Frog

Litoria caerulea

CLASS Amphibia | ORDER Anura | FAMILY Hylidae

RANGE Most of northern and eastern Australia, and southern New Guinea

HABITAT Forest, scrubland, and wetlands

DIET Insects and other invertebrates; occasioanlly larger animals such as mice

2 - 4 in

2,000 - 3,000 eggs

IUCN Status
Least Concern
Australian tree frog

The Australian tree frog is also known as the white’s tree frog and dumpy tree frog. Their coloration varies from jade green to blue-green or olive, with occasional white markings. Like most treefrogs, it has adhesive disks on its toes.

This amphibian is unusually tolerant of drought; its loose, deeply folded skin allows it to absorb a large amount of water.

Males give out a harsh, barklike courtship call.