Dainty Green Tree Frog (species: Litoria gracilenta) in Mebbin NP (Gaia Guide)
Litoria gracilenta
Dainty Green Tree Frog

©Alexandre Roux: Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta)

©Arthur Chapman: Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta)

©Bernard Dupont: Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Anura
Family Hylidae
Genus Litoria
Species Litoria gracilenta



Distinguishing features

It is a rich green on its dorsal surface, with a yellow ventral surface. It has a coarse, granular skin with bright orange eyes; some specimens have a light blue ring following the circumference of the eye. The posterior of the thigh is purple-brown or maroon and the tympanum is visible. In most specimens, a thin yellow or white line runs from its nostril to its eye, and this distinguishes it from the closely related red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris) and orange-thighed frog (Litoria xanthomera), which both lack this line. If this feature is lacking, the granularity of the dorsal surface and size (Litoria gracilenta is smaller) will separate it from both Litoria chloris and Litoria xanthomera. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 4.5 cm (Length excluding hind legs)


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