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Peron's Tree Frog is one of the most variably coloured frogs in Australia, with 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. A characteristic uncommon in the genus Litoria is pupils which appear cross-shaped. The male frog is about 44-53 mm, while females are 46-65 mm. Also known as Emerald-spotted Tree Frog, Laughing Tree Frog, and Maniacal Cackle Frog.
Found at a rural property dam. Area surrounded by dry native woodlands.
My first encounter with this species. Quite a few were found at this dam, although at times it was difficult to get close enough to take photos. They're quicker than I am. Almost fell into the dam too. Here's a great YouTube video of the frog's call - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqchIi4K...
Spotted on Dec 3, 2013
Submitted on Dec 8, 2013