Litoria adelaidensis
Slender Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found in the southwest region of Western Australia, from Port Gregory south and east to Bremer Bay and from Esperance to Mount Ragged. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in permanent swamps and lagoons. Frogs are usually found on the ground or among emergent vegetation at the water’s edge of static or slow-flowing water. Breeding occurs in spring, and males call from the water or adjacent soil and vegetation. Spawn is laid in a loose mass attached to submerged vegetation at the surface of the water.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species' habitat at present. Chytrid fungus was detected in this species at Lake Gwelup and Perth in Western Australia.

Conservation Actions

There is a big conservation estate covering most of the range of the species. It has been bred in captivity in Perth Zoo in 2004.


Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts 2004. Litoria adelaidensis. In: IUCN 2014


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