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Litoria chloris

Red-eyed tree frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Litoria
Species: L. chloris
Binomial name
Litoria chloris
Boulenger, 1892
Distribution of the red-eyed tree frog

Dryomantis chloris
Wells and Wellington, 1985

For another species commonly known as the red-eyed tree frog, see Agalychnis callidryas

Litoria chloris, also commonly known as the red-eyed tree frog or orange-eyed tree frog, is a species of tree frog native to eastern Australia; ranging from north of Sydney to Proserpine in mid-northern Queensland.[1]


  • Description 1
  • Ecology and behaviour 2
  • As a pet 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The red-eyed tree frog is a uniform bright green above, occasionally with yellow spots, and bright yellow on the underside. The front sides of the arms and legs are green, while the underside is yellow or white. The thighs may be blue/purple to blue/black in colour in adults. It has golden eyes at the centre, which change to red towards the edge of the eye. The intensity of the eye colour is variable between frogs. The tympanum is visible, and a mature frog reaches a size of 65 mm.

The tadpoles are generally grey or brown, and can have gold pigment along the side.

A similar species, the orange-thighed frog (Litoria xantheroma) is found north of Proserpine and has orange on the back of the thighs.

Ecology and behaviour

This species of frog is associated with rainforests, wet sclerophyll forests, and woodlands. The call is several long, moaning "aaa-rk" sounds, followed by soft trills. Males call and breeding takes place mostly after rain in temporary ponds, roadside ditches, dams, ponds, and creek offshoots where the water is not flowing.

As a pet

It is kept as a pet.[2] In Australia, this animal may be kept in captivity with the appropriate permit.


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  • Hero et al. (2004). Litoria chloris. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
  • Cogger, H.G. 1979. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia. A. H. & A. W. REED PTY LTD ISBN 0-589-50108-9
  • MacMillan, L. 2005. Frog secretions block HIV infections. Exploration, Vanderbilt University
  • Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, New South Wales: Amphibian Keeper's Licence: Species Lists

External links

Data related to Litoria chloris at Wikispecies Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

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