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Australian Green Tree Frog

Australian green tree frog is a large tree frog native to Australia and New Guinea. The frog is nocturnal and known to be very docile. Females are larger than males.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Litoria
    Scientific Name Litoria caerulea


    Other Names Green tree frog, White’s tree frog, dumpy tree frog
    Size Up to 11.5 cm (4.5 in)
    Color Brownish, or grayish-green to bright emerald green upper surface with small, non-uniform white spots; creamy-white underside
    Distribution Northern and eastern regions of Australia, New Guinea
    Habitat Canopy of trees close to water bodies, along inland waterways; also found in seasonally dry terrestrial habitats away from water
    Diet Primarily insects like moths, cockroaches and locusts; also feed on spiders, smaller frogs and small mammals including bats
    Breeding Season November to February
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 150 to 300 eggs
    Incubation Period 1 to 3 days
    Metamorphosis Period 2 to 3 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan 16 to 20 years or more in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 15th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 4th April 2017.

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