AmphibiaWeb - Litoria dentata
Litoria dentata (Keferstein, 1868)
Bleating Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Litoria
Taxonomic Notes: Following the Australian Society of Herpetology, AmphibiaWeb uses Litoria instead of Ranoidea or Dryopsophus (contrary to Dubois and Fretey 2016 and Duellman et al 2016).

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



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Coast and adjacent upland areas of New South Wales and southern Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 129100 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Various habitats. Often around swamps and lagoons, especially the paperbark swamps behind coastal sandhills. Also common in rainforest, wet and dry sclerophyll forests and urban bushland. Tend to be on the ground or in low vegetation. By day hide under rocks or loose bark on trees. Breeds after heavy spring and summer rains. Males call from grass and twigs along the edge of water. Spawn is entangled in vegetation in very shallow water.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

Development along the NSW and QLD coasts.

Conservation Measures
None in place


Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria dentata: Bleating Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 1, 2023.

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