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  Southern Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingi)





Southern Brown Tree Frog | Litoria ewingi photo
Brown Tree Frog, (Litoria ewingii) from Hobart, Tasmania.

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



FROG FACTS

Description
The Southern Brown Tree Frog is a brown frog with a broad darker band from the eyes down most of the back. It has a dark band from the nostril, through the eye, to the shoulder. A pale white stripe runs from the mouth to the arm. The back of the thighs are red. Some specimens from western Victoria and south eastern South Australia can be mainly green. The underside is cream.

Other Names
Brown tree Frog

Size
4.5cm

Habitat
forest, farmland, heathland, semi-arid areas, alpine regions and suburban areas.

Breeding
eggs are wound around submerged aquatic vegetation and sticks.

Range
The Southern Brown Tree Frog is found in southern New South Wales, southern Victoria and eastern South Australia and Tasmania. Has also been introduced to New Zealand.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
Species:ewingi
Common Name:Southern Brown 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)
  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)
  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)