Litoria rubella — Desert Tree Frog
Some other names for this species:
Naked Treefrog, Desert Treefrog, Red Tree Frog, Seagull Frog, Little Red Tree Frog, Brown Tree Frog
Eden at Fogg Dam, Northern Territory, Australia—November 12, 2009
Unlike most of Australias treefrogs, this species ranges far into the dry interior. But it also makes it up into the tropical areas that we visited.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
This frog ranges across more than half of Australia, and will no doubt eventually be split into multiple species. It was easy to find dozens of them on the boulders and in the water at Ormiston Gorge.
This photo is from the following night, at the same spot as the previous photo. I wonder if that one downward-facing frog has been stuck there for at least 24 hours.
- Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., Tyler, M. J. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition