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The Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea, formerly Litoria caerulea) enjoys a variety of habitats, including human dwellings, especially where man-made structures have encroached into their habitats.

Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), Southern Downs QLD © Marc Newman
Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), Southern Downs QLD © Marc Newman

The Australian Green Tree Frog are found from the east coast of Australia, up in the top end, parts of Western Australia, and stretching inland to Central Australia, although the green frogs in the arid region of Australia are more likely the Centralian Tree Frog (Ranoidea gilleni). The Aussie green tree frog is a popular Aussie icon, often pictured as a bright green frog with a “happy face”.

Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), Southern Downs QLD © Marc Newman
Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), Southern Downs QLD © Marc Newman
Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), Southern Downs QLD © Marc Newman
Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), Southern Downs QLD © Marc Newman
Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), Southern Downs QLD © Marc Newman
Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), Southern Downs QLD © Marc Newman

Check out Fauna | Frogs | Australian Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea)

Also check out our section on the Centralian Tree Frog (Ranoidea gilleni) and our blog Night of a Thousand Croaks


  • Scientific Classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Pelodryadidae
  • Subfamily: Pelodryadinae
  • Genus: Ranoidea
  • Species: Ranoidea caerulea

    formerly Litoria caerulea

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Marc Newman, Flickr
  2. Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea), iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/517075-Ranoidea-caerulea
  3. Australia’s frogs need your help, FrogID, https://www.frogid.net.au/

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