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  Lesueur's Tree Frog (Litoria lesueuri)





Lesueur's Tree Frog | Litoria lesueuri photo
Lesueur's Tree Frog, Swifts Creek, Victoria

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Lesueur's Tree Frog | Litoria lesueuri photo
Male Lesueur's Tree Frog

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LESUEUR'S TREE FROG FACTS

Description
Lesueur's Frog is a pale brown or dark brown frog, and often has darker patches on the back. In the breeding season, males are yellow. It has a dark stripe from the snout to the shoulder. The back of the legs are blue with black spots. It is similar in appearance to the Stoney Creek Frog, (Litoria wilcoxi). The top half of the iris is pale brown. The underside is white.

Size
females to 7cm, males to 5cm

Habitat
rocky streams and creeks in coastal heath forests, montane areas and rainforest

Breeding
females lay over 1000 eggs in a single clump attached to bedrock in a still pool of a stream.

Range
Lesueur's Tree Frog is found in south-eastern Australia, from Sydney, New South Wales to eastern Victoria.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
Species:lesueuri
Common Name:Lesueur's 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)
  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)