COMMON NAME: Red Eye Frog
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Litoria Chloris
SIZE (mm): 65
Uniform bright leaf-green above. White
vivid lemon-yellowish below. Hind side of thighs deep purplish-red or
brown, often with some paler iridescent purple patches along the upper
edge. Edge of lower jaw green. Inner half of hand white or yellow, but
lower part of arm otherwise green, the green extending just beyond the
elbow on the upper arm. Iris golden (centrally) to orange or reddish
(outer margins). Skin smoothly shagreen above and on sides, granular
below. A serrated ridge along hind edge of forearm. Vomerine teeth in
two short, prominent rows between the choenae. A slight pectoral fold.
Finger and toe discs large. Fingers about three quarters webbed, toes
nearly fully-webbed. Prominent inner, no outer, metatarsal tubercle.
Tympanum distinct. Second finger longer than first. 65mm
PREFERRED HABITAT: Coast and adjacent areas of eastern
Australia from Gosford district in the south to central-eastern Queensland.
MICROHABITAT: Found in wet sclerophyll/rainforest
complexes and regrowth associated with roads and clearings. Also found
in open grassed floodplains of coastal rivers.
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