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  Littlejohn's Tree Frog (Litoria littlejohni)





Littlejohn's Tree Frog | Litoria littlejohni photo
Littlejohn's Tree Frog, Wollondilly local government area in Sydney.

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



FROG FACTS

Description
Littlejohn's Tree Frog is brown or grey-brown with scattered darker flecks and spots. There is often a faint darker patch running down the back. It has a dark line from behind the nostril to the shoulder. The underside is cream. The armpit and thighs are orange. It is similar is appearance to the Jervis Bay Tree Frog (Litoria jervisiensis).

Size
length to 60mm

Habitat
heathland, forest, woodland. Breeds in swamps, dams, still creeks.

Breeding
The female lays clusters of about 60 eggs attached to submerged twigs or braches near the edge of the water. Tadpoles are dark in colour and grow to 65mm

Range
eastern Australia from central New South Wales to Victoria.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
Species:littlejohni
Common Name:Littlejohn'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)
  Lesueur's Tree Frog (L. lesueuri)
  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)