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Brown Tree Frog

Brown tree frog is a slender species of tree frog found in Australia. The species is known to be arboreal.



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


    Other Names Southern brown tree frog, whistling tree frog, Ewing’s tree frog
    Size Around 4.5 cm (1.8 in)
    Color Pale to dark brown or green striped upper surface with a broad dark patch extending from the eyes covering a large part of the back; a dark band extending from the nostril across the eye to the shoulder and below this band, a pale white stripe extends from the mouth to the arm; cream belly, back of the thighs are orange
    Distribution Australia (native); New Zealand (introduced)
    Habitat Forests, farmland, heathland, alpine regions, semiarid areas, suburban areas
    Diet Small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Predators Cats, foxes
    Breeding Season Early spring and autumn
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 700 eggs
    Incubation Period 4 to 6 days
    Metamorphosis Period Up to 7 months
    Reproductive Age Within 1 year of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 2nd 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 17th March 2017.

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