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  Pearson's Tree Frog (Litoria pearsoniana)





Pearson's Tree Frog | Litoria pearsoniana photo
Pearson's Tree Frog, Springbrook National Park, QLD, Australia

Image by Brad (froggydarb) - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)

Pearson's Tree Frog | Litoria pearsoniana photo
Pearson's Tree Frog, Springbrook National Park, QLD, Australia

Image by Brad (froggydarb) - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



PEARSON'S TREE FROG FACTS

Description
Pearson's Tree Frog is a small tree frog that varies in colour from completely light green, to a mixture of green and brown, to mostly brown. It usually has black dots scattered over the back. The underside is white, or off white. It has a light brown or yellow stripe from the tip of the snout, through the eye, broadening over the shoulder. This line is underlined with a thicker dark brown line.

Size
up to 45mm

Habitat
creeks in rainforests and wet eucalypt forest in highland and coastal areas

Range
Pearson's Tree Frog is found from north of Lismore, New South Wales to Kenilworth, Queensland

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "lower risk/near threatened".

Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
Species:pearsoniana
Common Name:Pearson'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)
  Littlejohn's Tree Frog (L. littlejohni)
  Rocket Frog (L. nasuta)
  Leaf Green Tree Frog (L. nudidigita)
  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)