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Green Tree Frog

Litoria caerulea


A very large tree frog, with colour varying from green to brown even purplish to blue forms can be found. White spots can sometimes be seen on the flanks or back. The belly is a white to cream colour, sometimes yellowish behind the legs. The iris is gold with a horizontal pupil. This tree frog is both ground-dwelling and tree climbing, the large pads on the tips of fingers toes allow them to climb up a variety of surfaces including smooth vertical surfaces. They are very powerful jumpers and use this skill to pounce on insect prey.


One of the most widespread frogs, it lives in a variety of habitats around waterways from the coast to the dry interior, usually not in the rainforest. Often found in and around houses, it is common to find them in water tanks, drainpipes and toilets.


This is one of the regular visitors to my back verandah at night. The back fluoro light is left on which attracts the insects which he very much enjoys to choose from. Sometimes its fun to flick him some moths to watch him catch them. The largest one I have seen at my house he's a very friendly sight to see!

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Shari_Wildlife 10 years ago

He is very cute, he looks like he's smiling for the camera! =)

auntnance123 10 years ago

He's got a face like a turtle. Cute fellow in spite of the name 'dumpy'.

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4570, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 17, 2009
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

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