Litoria dentata
Bleating Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2008 Dr. Beat Akeret (1 of 5)
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 Australian endemic occurs on the coast and in adjacent upland areas of New South Wales and southern Queensland, up to 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in various habitats. It is often around swamps and lagoons, especially paperbark (Melaleuca) swamps behind coastal sand hills. It is also common in wet and dry sclerophyll forests and urban bush land. It tends to occur on the ground or in low vegetation. By day it hides under rocks or loose bark on trees. It breeds after heavy spring and summer rains in still ephemeral waters (mostly). Males call from low vegetation and the ground near the edge of water. Spawn is entangled in vegetation in very shallow water; larvae are free swimming.


This is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Development along the New South Wales and Queensland coasts is a threat to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas.


Jean-Marc Hero, Ed Meyer, John Clarke 2004. Litoria dentata. In: IUCN 2014


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