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  Dainty Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta)





Dainty Tree Frog | Litoria gracilenta photo
Dainty Tree Frog (also known as Graceful Tree Frog) found in our patio one rainy night.

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Dainty Tree Frog | Litoria gracilenta photo
This shot shows distinctive purple markings on back legs.

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Dainty Tree Frog | Litoria gracilenta photo
Graceful Tree Frog calling during heavy rain. Photographed near suburban garden pond.

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Dainty Tree Frog | Litoria gracilenta photo
Graceful Tree Frog in suburban backyard in Brisbane. Frogs were raised from tadpoles raised in an esky on the back doorstep. Once a garden pond was established, the frogs remained resident

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Dainty Tree Frog | Litoria gracilenta photo
Graceful Tree Frog in suburban backyard in Brisbane.

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DAINTY TREE FROG FACTS

Description
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.

Other Names
Graceful Tree Frog

Size
4.5cm

Habitat
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.

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.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
Species:gracilenta
Common Name:Dainty Tree Frog

Relatives in same Genus
  Striped Burrowing Frog (L. alboguttata)
  Green and Golden Bell Frog (L. aurea)
  Mountain Stream Tree Frog (L. barringtonensis)
  Tasmanian Tree Frog (L. burrowsae)
  Green Tree Frog (L. caerulea)
  Red-eyed Tree Frog (L. chloris)
  Blue Mountains Tree Frog (L. citropa)
  Bleating Tree Frog (L. dentata)
  Southern Brown Tree Frog (L. ewingi)
  Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (L. fallax)
  Freycinet's Frog (L. freycineti)
  Giant Tree Frog (L. infrafrenata)
  Jervis Bay Tree Frog (L. jervisiensis)
  Broad-palmed Frog (L. latopalmata)
  Lesueur's Tree Frog (L. lesueuri)
  Littlejohn's Tree Frog (L. littlejohni)
  Rocket Frog (L. nasuta)
  Leaf Green Tree Frog (L. nudidigita)
  Pearson's Tree Frog (L. pearsoniana)
  Peron's Tree Frog (L. peroni)
  Green Stream Frog (L. phyllochroa)
  Growling Grass Frog (L. raniformis)
  Whirring Tree Frog (L. revelata)
  Magnificent Tree Frog (L. splendida)
  Laughing Treefrog (L. tyleri)
  Verreaux's Tree Frog (L. verreauxi)
  Stoney Creek Frog (L. wilcoxi)