Graceful Treefrog

The Graceful Treefrog, Litoria gracilenta A male Graceful Treefrog giving its mating call.

Litoria gracilenta

Identification:

The Graceful Treefrog is bright green with yellow slides, belly and feet.  The eyes are orange and are marked above by a pale stripe or `eyebrow’ that runs forward to the tip of the snout.  This species grows to 45 mm.

Distribution:

Found coastally from Cape York, Queensland, to the Gosford area of New South Wales.

Habitat:

Lives in open forests, woodlands and suburban gardens.

Habits:

Commonly found in vegetation near water.

Breeding:

The eggs are laid in a jelly clump on the surface of the water.  Development from egg to small frog takes around 2 months.

Call:

The call is described as a long growl - `aaarrrc’ or `waaaaaa’.

Similar species:

This species is most similar to the Southern Orange-eyed Treefrog, Litoria chloris.

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