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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 1 1 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A member211 14 Jan 2019
Frog Survey 3 4 MFL023: Daisy Gate Small dam MarkSmith 23 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 6 6 Paddys River, ACT RyuCallaway 15 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 13 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 28 Nov 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
Frog Survey 1 5 CON110: Conder Wetlands, pond B mnwwarren 31 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 5 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A mnwwarren 31 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 4 CON110: Conder Wetlands, pond B mnwwarren 30 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 6 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A mnwwarren 30 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 CTP510: Tidbinbilla River on Paddy's River Road AnkeMaria 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 2 FER100: Fernhill Technology Park pond, Bruce dorjipassang2015@gmail.com 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 5 FGC009: Jarramlee Pond Dunlop Chandra 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site LittleWhiskers 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 UMS002: Scottsdale Gongoandra Creek, above ford Milobear 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond AnkeMaria 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 CFR200: Hodgman Property, large dam swhodgman 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 UMS004: Scottsdale, Top Dam, Milobear 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 6 6 CFR300: Molonglo River, just off Captains Flat Rd swhodgman 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 MFL001: First pond from entrance MarkSmith 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 3 MFL002: Second pond from entrance MarkSmith 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam MarkSmith 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 FMW010: David St Wetland, Oconnor Rks 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 UBD015: Urila Bottom Dam Milobear 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 UHD015: Urila Home Dam, Milobear 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 OSR001: Dam 1. Front gate AnkeMaria 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A VeraKurz 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 MOL360: Happy Point AnkeMaria 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 FBM400: Black Mountain Dam Belconnen Way cf17 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 CBR004: Callum Brae Site 4 AnkeMaria 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 CBR004: Callum Brae Site 4 Blaineo97 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 JER520: Jerrabomberra Wetlands Billabong Service trail Blaineo97 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 FAD100: Fadden Hills Silt Pond PCondell1 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 HAL011: Halls Creek Showgroud Bridge - North AnkeMaria 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 4 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell Tashi 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 JER500: Jerrabomberra Wetlands. First bird hide from Dairy Rd Carpark Blaineo97 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 HAL001: Halls Creek Showground Bridge, Hall AnkeMaria 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 BON300 Upper Stranger Pond Bonython PCondell1 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 ANB100: National Botanic Gardens stock.d.j 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 OSR003: Dam 3. Big back dam AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 OSR004: Dam 4 Swim Dam AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 OSR002: Dam 2 AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 21 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 3 FGD020: Oconnor Ridge Dam dorjipassang2015@gmail.com 20 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 4 FGC009: Jarramlee Pond Dunlop Chandra 20 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 2 FER100: Fernhill Technology Park pond, Bruce dorjipassang2015@gmail.com 20 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 FMW010: David St Wetland, Oconnor Rks 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 4 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell Tashi 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh AnkeMaria 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 PIN100: Pinnacle Dam, Hawker AnkeMaria 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 3 ANB100: National Botanic Gardens stock.d.j 17 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 NBP002: Northern pond at Nursery Inlet AnkeMaria 17 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 JER520: Jerrabomberra Wetlands Billabong Service trail Blaineo97 16 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 FAD100: Fadden Hills Silt Pond PCondell1 16 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 JER500: Jerrabomberra Wetlands. First bird hide from Dairy Rd Carpark Blaineo97 16 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 MFL001: First pond from entrance MarkSmith 14 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 5 FMC200: Mt Majura Dam, bottom, via McKenzie St. sbeudel 14 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 FGD020: Oconnor Ridge Dam dorjipassang2015@gmail.com 13 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 FER100: Fernhill Technology Park pond, Bruce AnkeMaria 13 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 JER520: Jerrabomberra Wetlands Billabong Service trail Blaineo97 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 Tashi 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell Tashi 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 JER500: Jerrabomberra Wetlands. First bird hide from Dairy Rd Carpark Blaineo97 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 JER500: Jerrabomberra Wetlands. First bird hide from Dairy Rd Carpark Blaineo97 3 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 FBM200: Black Mountain Storage Yard Pool ACTFrogwatch 1 Mar 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 NAS100: Southern Tablelands Enviro Park ACTFrogwatch 27 Dec 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 MFL023: Daisy Gate Small dam ACTFrogwatch 26 Dec 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 MFL011: Large dam near southern border ACTFrogwatch 26 Dec 2017
Frog Survey 0 1 MFL012: near bird site number 8 ACTFrogwatch 26 Dec 2017
Frog Survey 0 1 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 ACTFrogwatch 26 Dec 2017
Frog Survey 0 3 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh ACTFrogwatch 14 Dec 2017
Frog Survey 0 3 NAS100: Southern Tablelands Enviro Park ACTFrogwatch 8 Dec 2017
Frog Survey 0 3 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh ACTFrogwatch 7 Dec 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 ACTFrogwatch 29 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 5 MFL023: Daisy Gate Small dam ACTFrogwatch 29 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 3 STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond ACTFrogwatch 28 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 3 STP050: Strathnairn Gallery interim pond ACTFrogwatch 28 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 2 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh ACTFrogwatch 23 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 6 CFR300: Molonglo River, just off Captains Flat Rd ACTFrogwatch 22 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 3 STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond ACTFrogwatch 21 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 3 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh ACTFrogwatch 16 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 3 STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond ACTFrogwatch 14 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 WEE100: Weemalla, Fairview Rd, Wallaroo ACTFrogwatch 11 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 5 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh ACTFrogwatch 10 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 5 STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond ACTFrogwatch 8 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh ACTFrogwatch 2 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 6 CGH050: Hospital Creek, Namadgi National Park ACTFrogwatch 2 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond ACTFrogwatch 1 Nov 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam ACTFrogwatch 30 Oct 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam ACTFrogwatch 25 Oct 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 BMT100: Black Mountain Dam SW ACTFrogwatch 25 Oct 2017
Frog Survey 0 6 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam ACTFrogwatch 25 Oct 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 LDM100: Lookout Dam, Holt ACTFrogwatch 25 Oct 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 NBP003: Royal Golf Club pond, off Lady Denman Dr ACTFrogwatch 25 Oct 2017
Frog Survey 0 4 STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond ACTFrogwatch 25 Oct 2017

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