World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Litoria chloris

Article Id: WHEBN0003079051
Reproduction Date:

Title: Litoria chloris  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Vocal sac, Dainty green tree frog, Mouth, Litoria, Australian green tree frog
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

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
Synonyms

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]

Contents

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

Description

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.

References

  1. ^
  2. ^
  • Hero et al. (2004). Litoria chloris. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. 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

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.