Ranoidea serrata — Green-eyed Treefrog
Some other names for this species:
Brown-spotted Treefrog, Serrated Frog
This species was split from Litoria genimaculata, which now includes only frogs from New Guinea. Later both species were transferred to Ranoidea.
After over a week in Australia, I finally saw my first native frogs (I had seen a dozen or two cane toads earlier). The first two pictures show a pair of individuals each about a inch and a half long. The next two pictures show a much larger individual, about three inches long. I initially assumed they were different species, but eventually concluded that the smaller ones were male L. genimaculata, and the larger one a female.
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Australia.
The next night I went out a-frogging again and found several more of the smaller-sized males. These frogs have outstanding camouflage when perched in the leaf litter or on decaying bark. They stand out rather starkly on green rainforest leaves though.
- 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