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Centralian Tree Frog

Litoria gilleni

Centralian Tree Frog
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Centralian Tree Frog Litoria gilleni
The Centralian Tree Frog is found in a small region of Central Australia. It has a dark olive to bright lime green dorsal, with small cream to white spots and blotches. The spots distinguish the Centralian Tree Frog from the Australian Green Tree Frog.

The frog can appear a bright green in water, then on leaving the water, it can darken to a dark olive green (see images). The under belly of the frog is cream to white.

Also known as the Centralian Green Frog or the Inland Green Tree Frog, the frogs are rarely seen during the day, being nocturnal they are only usually seen after dark. Despite its name, they are not necessarily found in trees, as here in Simpsons Gap they hide away under rocks and in rock crevasses, where there is a constant temperature of between 18 and 25 degrees.
 

Size
Can reach a length of 8 cm in females. The male is smaller, up to about 6.2 cm.

Distribution and Habitat
The Centralian Tree Frog is found only in a small region of Central Australia mainly in rocky gorges with waterholes. During the day, they hide beneath boulders.

Call
A slow repeated barking sound.

Common Name Where Found
Centralian Tree Frog
Inland Green Tree Frog
Central Australia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Litoria
Species: L. gilleni
Binomial name: Litoria gilleni

Centralian Tree Frog Images

Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni)
Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia. Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia.
Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia. Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia. Centralian Green Tree Frog had just caught a moth. Centralian Green Tree Frog just taking a gulp to swallow the moth.
Centralian Green Tree Frog had just swallowed the moth. Centralian Tree Frog amidst the reeds in Simpsons Gap. Centralian Tree Frog amidst the reeds in Simpsons Gap. Centralian Tree Frog amidst the reeds in Simpsons Gap.
Centralian Tree Frog amidst the reeds in Simpsons Gap. Centralian Tree Frog at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia. Centralian Tree Frog at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia. Centralian Tree Frog at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia.
Centralian Tree Frog at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia. Centralian Tree Frog at Simpsons Gap, NT, Australia. Centralian Tree Frog, also known as the Centralian Green Frog. Centralian Tree Frog in a small pond at Simpsons Gap.
Centralian Tree Frog in a small pond at Simpsons Gap. Centralian Tree Frog in a small pond at Simpsons Gap. Centralian Tree Frog in a small pond at Simpsons Gap.  

Other links - Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni)

Frogs of Australia Includes some great images of the Litoria gilleni.
Northern Australian Frogs Database System Includes some info on the Litoria gilleni.
 
 

Source:
Frogs Australia Network - Australian Frog Database: Litoria gilleni
Centralian Tree Frog. (2007, January 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:39, March 21, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Centralian_Tree_Frog&oldid=100108229
 
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