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FrogLitoria peronii

Peron's Tree-frog

Person’s Tree-frog (Litoria peronii) has many common names due to its colour variability and its distinctive a high-pitched cackle call. Amongst its common names are Emerald-spotted Tree-frog, Emerald-speckled Tree-frog, Laughing Tree-frog and Maniacal-cackle frog. Male adult length: 44–53 mm, while females are 46–65 mm.

It is a common frog, one of the most variably coloured frogs in Australia and has the ability to change colour in less than one hour. It varies in shades of grey and brown, where its lightest is almost white. The frog has mottled yellow and black thighs, armpits, and groin. Occasionally, emerald spots are found on the back, which increase in number with age.

An important diagnostic charactoristic, and uncommon in the genus Litoria, is pupils which appear cross-shaped (the reader might observe this cross-shape in the eyes shown in some of the photos). This characteristic is only shared with Tyler’s tree frog within the Litoria genus.

The frog is found in forests, woodlands, shrublands, and open areas, often far from a water source. They inhabit a variety of niches, predominantly arboreal, such as tree hollows, cracks, and beneath flaking bark. They can often be seen on windows or near lights at night, hunting the insects attracted to these light sources.

Current conservation status: Common

Distribution: In ACT widespread below 900 m in suitable habitat, largely associated with wooded areas.

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Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bungendore, NSW - 27 Jul 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Campbell, ACT - 3 May 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tarago, NSW - 21 Apr 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Lake George, NSW - 1 Apr 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 27 Mar 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Sutton, NSW - 9 Mar 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Amaroo, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Feb 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Harrison, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mount Ainslie - 1 Feb 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jan 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Curtin, ACT - 29 Jan 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mount Majura - 15 Jan 2019 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 25 Dec 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Dec 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Jerangle, NSW - 15 Dec 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Oct 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 29 Aug 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Greenleigh, NSW - 7 Aug 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bonython, ACT - 16 Apr 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Sutton, NSW - 19 Mar 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Kambah, ACT - 9 Feb 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Ngunnawal, ACT - 8 Feb 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Jan 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wamboin, NSW - 22 Jan 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 7 Jan 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Jan 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Dec 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 7 Dec 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Dec 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 1 Dec 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bumbalong, NSW - 4 Nov 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 26 Oct 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 20 Aug 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Mar 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Cook, ACT - 19 Mar 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 4 Mar 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Fadden, ACT - 4 Mar 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Springrange, NSW - 24 Feb 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Feb 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Burra, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Feb 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Feb 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Nanima, NSW - 11 Jan 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 6 Jan 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Jan 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Forde, ACT - 31 Dec 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Dec 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 18 Dec 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Oct 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Gilmore, ACT - 12 Jun 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Gundaroo, NSW - 7 Jun 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Flynn, ACT - 27 Mar 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 26 Mar 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Mar 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Flynn, ACT - 28 Feb 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wanniassa Hill - 27 Jan 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bungendore, NSW - 17 Jan 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mount Ainslie - 27 Dec 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Rugosa at Yass River - 3 Dec 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wanniassa Hill - 22 Nov 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bywong, NSW - 29 Oct 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wanniassa Hill - 24 Oct 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 18 Mar 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 26 Feb 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Weetangera, ACT - 26 Feb 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 17 Feb 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Apr 2014 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 24 Mar 2014 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 26 Nov 2013 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 21 Nov 2013 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Aranda, ACT - 5 May 2013 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 5 Mar 2012 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mount Taylor - 22 Jan 2012 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Jan 2012 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Kambah, ACT - 12 Dec 2011 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Gundaroo, NSW - 24 Apr 2011 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2010 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Nov 2009 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Cook, ACT - 16 Jan 2007 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Gungahlin, ACT - 15 Dec 1976
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bungendore, NSW - 27 Jul 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Campbell, ACT - 3 May 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tarago, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Lake George, NSW - 1 Apr 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 27 Mar 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Sutton, NSW - 9 Mar 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Amaroo, ACT - 4 Mar 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Feb 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Harrison, ACT - 11 Feb 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mount Ainslie - 1 Feb 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jan 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Curtin, ACT - 29 Jan 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jan 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mount Majura - 15 Jan 2019
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 25 Dec 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Dec 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Jerangle, NSW - 15 Dec 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Oct 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 29 Aug 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Greenleigh, NSW - 7 Aug 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bonython, ACT - 16 Apr 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Sutton, NSW - 19 Mar 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Kambah, ACT - 9 Feb 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Ngunnawal, ACT - 8 Feb 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Jan 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wamboin, NSW - 22 Jan 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Jan 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Dec 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 7 Dec 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bumbalong, NSW - 4 Nov 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 26 Oct 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 20 Aug 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Cook, ACT - 19 Mar 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 4 Mar 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Fadden, ACT - 4 Mar 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Springrange, NSW - 24 Feb 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Feb 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Burra, NSW - 11 Feb 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Feb 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Feb 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Nanima, NSW - 11 Jan 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 6 Jan 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Jan 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Forde, ACT - 31 Dec 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Dec 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 18 Dec 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Oct 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Gilmore, ACT - 12 Jun 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Gundaroo, NSW - 7 Jun 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Flynn, ACT - 27 Mar 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 26 Mar 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Mar 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Flynn, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wanniassa Hill - 27 Jan 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bungendore, NSW - 17 Jan 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mount Ainslie - 27 Dec 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Rugosa at Yass River - 3 Dec 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wanniassa Hill - 22 Nov 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bywong, NSW - 29 Oct 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wanniassa Hill - 24 Oct 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 18 Mar 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 26 Feb 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Weetangera, ACT - 26 Feb 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 17 Feb 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Apr 2014
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 24 Mar 2014
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 26 Nov 2013
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Watson, ACT - 21 Nov 2013
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Aranda, ACT - 5 May 2013
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 5 Mar 2012
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Mount Taylor - 22 Jan 2012
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Jan 2012
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Kambah, ACT - 12 Dec 2011
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Gundaroo, NSW - 24 Apr 2011
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2010
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Nov 2009
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Cook, ACT - 16 Jan 2007
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Gungahlin, ACT - 15 Dec 1976

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