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  Leaf Green Tree Frog (Litoria nudidigita)





Leaf Green Tree Frog | Litoria nudidigita photo
Southern Leaf Green Tree Frog from the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Image by Grant Webster - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



FROG FACTS

Description
The Leaf Green Tree Frog is usually green (sometimes brown). Immature frogs are always dull brown. They are similar to the Green Stream Frog (Litoria phyllochroa) and are distinguished by their range and call. It has a black stripe on the side of the head from the nostril down the side. There is a gold stripe above the black one.

Other Names
Southern Leaf Green Tree Frog

Size
40mm

Habitat
streams and creeks in rainforest and wet or dry sclerophyll forest. It is rarely found away from running water.

Range
coastal areas and the ranges of south-eastern Australiafrom just south of Sydney to eastern Victoria.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
Species:nudidigita
Common Name:Leaf Green 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)
  Dainty Tree Frog (L. gracilenta)
  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)
  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)