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Litoria peronii

Peron's Tree-Frog

Person's Tree-frog (Litoria peronii) has many common names due to its colour variability and its distinctive a high-pitched cackle call. Amongst its common names are Emerald-spotted Tree-frog, Emerald-speckled Tree-frog, Laughing Tree-frog and Maniacal-cackle frog. Male adult length: 44-53 mm, while females are 46-65 mm. It is a common frog, one of the most variably coloured frogs in Australia and has the ability to change colour in less than one hour. It varies in shades of grey and brown, where its lightest is almost white. The frog has mottled yellow and black thighs, armpits, and groin. Occasionally, emerald spots are found on the back, which increase in number with age. An important diagnostic charactoristic, and uncommon in the genus Litoria, is pupils which appear cross-shaped (the reader might observe this cross-shape in the eyes shown in some of the photos). This characteristic is only shared with Tyler's tree frog within the Litoria genus. The frog is found in forests, woodlands, shrublands, and open areas, often far from a water source. They inhabit a variety of niches, predominantly arboreal, such as tree hollows, cracks, and beneath flaking bark. They can often be seen on windows or near lights at night, hunting the insects attracted to these light sources. Current conservation status: Common Distribution: Widespread below 900 m in suitable habitat, largely associated with wooded areas.

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Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Albury - 2 Mar 2021 by ClaireSee Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wodonga - 6 Jan 2021 by ChrisAllen Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wonga Wetlands - 26 Nov 2020 by WingsToWander Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wodonga - 24 Jun 2020 by Alison4Natives Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wonga Wetlands - 23 Jan 2020 by WingsToWander Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wodonga - 11 Apr 2018 by Michelleco
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Albury - 2 Mar 2021 by ClaireSee
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wodonga - 6 Jan 2021 by ChrisAllen
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wonga Wetlands - 26 Nov 2020 by WingsToWander
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wodonga - 24 Jun 2020 by Alison4Natives
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wonga Wetlands - 23 Jan 2020 by WingsToWander
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-Frog) at Wodonga - 11 Apr 2018 by Michelleco

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Species information

  • Litoria peronii Scientific name
  • Peron's Tree-Frog Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 175.79m to 209.045m Recorded at altitude

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