The Centralian Green Frog (Litoria gilleni), is found in a small region of Central Australia, usually in the rocky range regions, where they can hide away under rocks, boulders and crevasses that provide them with a constant temperature of between 18º and 25º degrees.
It has a dark olive to bright lime green dorsal, with small cream to white spots and blotches, the spots distinguish the Centralian Green 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.
The Centralian Tree Frogs are rarely seen during the day, being nocturnal they are only usually seen after dark. They are known to come out during the rain periods, especially if the skies are overcast and grey.
The Centralian Green Frog are also known locally as Centralian Green Frog, Inland Green Tree Frog and Green Tree Frog.
Images © CK Leel
- Scientific Classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Amphibia
- Order: Anura
- Family: Hylidae
- Genus: Ranoidea
- Species: R. gilleni
- Binomial name: Ranoidea gilleni