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Dainty Tree Frog (Graceful Tree Frog)

Litoria gracilenta


The Dainty Tree Frog is pale leaf green to pea green on back and yellow underneath. Eye has bright orange iris. Lips are yellow. Hind surface of thighs is bright purple or purple brown. Large toe pads. Size 4.5cm, Food insects and crustaceans. Breeding, Eggs laid singly or in small clumps attached to stems of vegetation in ponds. Range, Coastal eastern Australia from Cape York to about Sydney.


Bushland with ponds, swamps and temporarily flooded situations. Common in gardens where it is often seen on foliage with legs tucked up to body and eyes closed


These little guys were mating in a near a puddle of water after a big rain.

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Roxanne 8 years ago

There are heaps here at our house, 2 separate varieties spotted this morning and I can hear a third kind this evening already. I was just out trying to track it down for a photo and an identification but anytime I got within a few feet no more noise. Now that I am up here again I can here it. :)

ShannaB 8 years ago

Nice one. I'm on the Sunshine Coast - I want to get out and track down some frogs tonight, I can hear them everywhere but haven't seen any yet!

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4275, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 24, 2012
Submitted on Jan 25, 2012

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