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FrogLitoria peronii

Peron's Tree-frog

Person’s Tree-frog (Litoria peronii) has many common names due to its colour variability and its distinctive a high-pitched cackle call. Amongst its common names are Emerald-spotted Tree-frog, Emerald-speckled Tree-frog, Laughing Tree-frog and Maniacal-cackle frog.

Male adult length: 44–53 mm, while females are 46–65 mm.

Current conservation status: Common

Family: Hylidae

Appearance: This species is relatively large, and has broad round toe discs, yellow and black mottling behind the back legs, and tiny emerald green flecks on the back, which increse in numbers with age.

It has the ability to change colour in less than one hour, which makes it one of the most variabley coloured frogs in Australia. It varies in shades of grey and brown, where its lightest is almost white.

An important diagnostic characteristic, and uncommon in the genus Litoria, is pupils which appear cross-shaped (the reader might observe this cross-shape in the eyes shown in some of the photos). This characteristic is only shared with Tyler’s tree frog within the Litoria genus.

Length: 50mm

Breeding: Males start calling in about September/October and continue until December.

Habitat: Quite common in farmland with dams and swamps, where there are scattered large eucalypt trees, or where woodland is still present. This is the most arboreal frog occuring in the region, and may be found climbing up trees or shrubs and is often reported climbing up on window pane to catch insects at night. During the day the species may shelter in tree hollows and any loose bark in deep fissures in dead timber. In drier regions individuals shelter in rainwater tanks.

Distribution: Quite common in areas of suitable farmland and wooded areas in the region below 900 m.

Biology: Males usually call from dead trees, partly submerged logs, clumbs of rushes and reeds and other elevated perches in the water or at its edge. The tadpoles are very active and have a slightly striped appearance in the water. They are quite secretive, instantly dropping to a deeper depth in the water if they are disturbed.

Call: A loud descending rattle or cackle. A shorter chuckling sound is also made. This frog is often referred to as the "maniacle cackling frog", because of its call.

 

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Frog Survey 4 4 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MarkSmith 20 Feb 2020
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 7 Nov 2019
Frog Survey 0 1 CAV100: Caves Quarry Dam, Pierce's Creek Forest AnkeMaria 3 Nov 2019
Frog Survey 2 4 FTD120: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Boardwalk Pond Fiboa 2 Nov 2019
Frog Survey 5 3 FTD015: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Vets Centre Fiboa 2 Nov 2019
Frog Survey 1 1 SFF101: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam EmmaK 31 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 1 SFF100: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam EmmaK 31 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 2 TRA100: Travica property, Gundaroo. Lower Dam AnkeMaria 31 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 ORA002: Orana School Dam EmmaK 31 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 2 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 31 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 3 CEQ100: Canberra Equestrian Park, Pond 1, Chapman. EmmaK 31 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 3 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LittleWhiskers 31 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 2 NBP002: Northern pond at Nursery Inlet AnkeMaria 31 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 6 TGN200: Gudgenby River below Naas Crossing AnkeMaria 30 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 4 ANB100: National Botanic Gardens RG_97 30 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 3 TRA100: Travica property, Gundaroo. Lower Dam AnkeMaria 30 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 3 FTP100: Isabella Pond JSWL 30 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 4 FAD100: Fadden Hills Silt Pond RyuCallaway 30 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 3 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam BruceCowell 30 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 3 FAD100: Fadden Hills Silt Pond AnkeMaria 30 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 5 3 CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 robfrog 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 6 6 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A SKoh 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 4 WEE100: Weemalla, Fairview Rd, Wallaroo Sarah's site SarahHnatiuk 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 1 UMD005: Point Hut Crossing, Gordon alannah907 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 3 MOL350: Misery Point Nat 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 3 MOL360: Happy Point Nat 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 TRA100: Travica property, Gundaroo. Lower Dam AnkeMaria 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 3 CEQ100: Canberra Equestrian Park, Pond 1, Chapman. EmmaK 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 4 FMF320: Justice Robert Hope Park Dam AnkeMaria 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 5 FTP100: Isabella Pond JSWL 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 5 FMF320: Justice Robert Hope Park Dam AnkeMaria 29 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 5 6 CFR200: Hodgman Property, large dam swhodgman 28 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 SFF101: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam EmmaK 28 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 SFF100: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam EmmaK 28 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 1 UMD006: Kambah Pool, Kambah JessAid 28 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 ORA002: Orana School Dam EmmaK 28 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 MFL002: Second pond from entrance MarkSmith 28 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 CAV100: Caves Quarry Dam, Pierce's Creek Forest SarahHnatiuk 27 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 5 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A VeraKurz 27 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 4 FOR001: Forde Wetland between Horse Park Drive and Neil Harris Cres melparker 25 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 5 5 FOR002: Forde Pond melparker 25 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 5 OSR002: Dam 2 romcfarlane@gmail.com 24 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 6 5 OSR003: Dam 3. Big back dam romcfarlane@gmail.com 24 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 CMC700: Vikings BMX Park, Kambah cjwhitnall 24 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 4 OSR001: Dam 1. Front gate romcfarlane@gmail.com 24 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 1 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 24 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 3 HOL110 Holder wetlands site, btw Cotter Rd and Dixon Dr Fleur 23 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam MarkSmith 23 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 4 WEE100: Weemalla, Fairview Rd, Wallaroo Sarah's site SarahHnatiuk 23 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 4 RCD002: Rose Cottage paddock 7 dam cjwhitnall 23 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 MFL002: Second pond from entrance MarkSmith 23 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 5 4 JER020: Jerrabomberra Creek, Lanyon Drive Bridge sowen 23 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 5 5 CON110: Conder Wetlands, pond B SKoh 22 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 2 FAD100: Fadden Hills Silt Pond AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 6 6 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A SKoh 22 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 3 FBM400: Black Mountain Dam Belconnen Way LD12 22 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 4 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LittleWhiskers 22 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 4 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 3 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam BruceCowell 22 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 3 BON300 Upper Stranger Pond Bonython AnkeMaria 21 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 2 FBM400: Black Mountain Dam Belconnen Way Kati 21 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 ORA002: Orana School Dam Nat 21 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 CMC700: Vikings BMX Park, Kambah cjwhitnall 21 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 3 CBR004: Callum Brae Site 4 AnkeMaria 21 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 2 CBR003: Callum Brae Site 3 AnkeMaria 21 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 3 CAV100: Caves Quarry Dam, Pierce's Creek Forest SarahHnatiuk 20 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 2 CHC300: Calvary Hospital Ponds AnkeMaria 20 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 5 FOR002: Forde Pond melparker 20 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 4 FOR001: Forde Wetland between Horse Park Drive and Neil Harris Cres melparker 20 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 4 STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond AnkeMaria 19 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 6 6 CTP510: Tidbinbilla River on Paddy's River Road AnkeMaria 16 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 5 CTP450: Murrays Corner AnkeMaria 16 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 3 PIN100: Pinnacle Dam, Hawker JimArnold 16 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 3 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LittleWhiskers 15 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 4 LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site LittleWhiskers 15 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 5 FMF320: Justice Robert Hope Park Dam AnkeMaria 15 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 1 3 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LittleWhiskers 13 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 4 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LittleWhiskers 10 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 5 5 ORA002: Orana School Dam Nat 7 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 3 4 MFL002: Second pond from entrance MarkSmith 6 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 6 CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 AnkeMaria 5 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 5 FOR002: Forde Pond AnkeMaria 5 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 6 6 CFR200: Hodgman Property, large dam swhodgman 5 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 6 FOR001: Forde Wetland between Horse Park Drive and Neil Harris Cres AnkeMaria 5 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 4 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell AnkeMaria 5 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 0 3 CHC300: Calvary Hospital Ponds AnkeMaria 5 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 2 3 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LittleWhiskers 3 Oct 2019
Frog Survey 4 5 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LittleWhiskers 20 Sep 2019
Frog Survey 0 1 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A member211 14 Jan 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 NAD034: National Arboretum Dam near Cork oak Lot 34 RogerH 26 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 3 4 MFL023: Daisy Gate Small dam MarkSmith 23 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MarkSmith 23 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 8 8 FMC220: Mt Majura Dam, lower, via Jukes St danswell 15 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 6 6 Paddys River, ACT RyuCallaway 15 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 NAD034: National Arboretum Dam near Cork oak Lot 34 RogerH 14 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 13 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 28 Nov 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 MFL023: Daisy Gate Small dam MarkSmith 25 Nov 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 15 Nov 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LittleWhiskers 14 Nov 2018

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