Naked Treefrog

The Naked Treefrog, Litoria rubella

Litoria rubella

Identification:

Distribution:

A widespread species occurring throughout Queensland.  Also found in northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory, northern South Australia and New South Wales.

Habitat:

Lives in open forests, woodlands, heath and disturbed areas.

Habits:

This species is commonly found in association with human dwellings and is often present in large numbers.

Breeding:

Eggs are laid as small mats on the surface of the water.  Development from egg to small frog takes around 5 weeks.

Call:

The call is described as a drawn out, high pitched, repeated `kreeee’.

Similar species:

This species is most similar to Keferstein’s Treefrog, Litoria dentata, and the Buzzing Treefrog, Litoria electrica.  It is distinguished from these species by its call and in having a less patterned back.

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