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.
MapsANBG Aranda Bushland Bendora Reservoir Black Flat at Corrowong Black Mountain Bluetts Block Area Bruce Ponds Bruce Ridge Callum Brae Central Molonglo Conder Ponds & stormwater drain Cooleman Ridge Coombs Ponds Cotter Reserve Cuumbeun Nature Reserve Dunlop Grasslands Emu Creek Fadden Hills Pond Farrer Ridge Gang Gang at Yass River Gigerline Nature Reserve Googong Foreshore Googong Reservoir Gungaderra Grasslands Illilanga & Baroona Jarramlee Pond Jarramlee-West MacGregor Grasslands Jerrabomberra Wetlands Kama Kambah Pool Lake Tuggeranong Lower Cotter Catchment Lower Molonglo Mongarlowe River Mount Ainslie Mount Majura Mount Taylor MTR591 at Gundaroo Mulanggari Grasslands Mulligans Flat Namadgi National Park National Arboretum Forests Piney Ridge Point Hut to Tharwa Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Rob Roy Range Rugosa at Yass River Sherwood Forest Stranger Pond The Pinnacle Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Tuggeranong Homestead Umbagong District Park Uriarra Recreation Reserve Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area Wanniassa Hill Watson Woodlands Western Edge Area Woodstock Nature Reserve Yerrabi Pond
Points of interestPoint 4761
PlacesAinslie, ACT Amaroo, ACT Aranda, ACT Bango, NSW Belconnen, ACT Bonython, ACT Boro, NSW Bruce, ACT Bumbalong, NSW Bungendore, NSW Burra, NSW Bywong, NSW Campbell, ACT Carwoola, NSW Chifley, ACT Conder, ACT Cook, ACT Coree, ACT Corrowong, NSW Crestwood, NSW Currawang, NSW Curtin, ACT Dunlop, ACT Fadden, ACT Fisher, ACT Flynn, ACT Forde, ACT Fyshwick, ACT Gilmore, ACT Googong, NSW Greenleigh, NSW Gundaroo, NSW Gungahlin, ACT Hackett, ACT Hall, ACT Harrison, ACT Hawker, ACT Higgins, ACT Holt, ACT Jerangle, NSW Jerrabomberra, NSW Kambah, ACT Lake George, NSW Lower Boro, NSW Majura, ACT Melba, ACT Michelago, NSW Mongarlowe, NSW Murrumbateman, NSW Nanima, NSW Ngunnawal, ACT Numeralla, NSW Paddys River, ACT Pearce, ACT Springrange, NSW Stromlo, ACT Sutton, NSW Symonston, ACT Tarago, NSW Tennent, ACT Tinderry, NSW Tuggeranong DC, ACT Wallaroo, NSW Wamboin, NSW Watson, ACT Weetangera, ACT Wright, ACT Yarrow, NSW Yass River, NSW
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