• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Family: Hylidae
  • Genus: Litoria
  • Species: Litoria caerulea

Physical Description

  • This tree frog has many unique factors that set it apart from other Hylids. It is a rather large tree frog in general, ranging in length from 3 to 4.5 inches.

Behavior

  • These frogs are very tame in nature and are have little fear of humans.

Habitat

  • These tree frogs have adapted to seasonally dry or wet habitats. They prefer moist forested environments, but have skin that can adjust to drier situations,

Economic Importance for Humans: Positive

  • Scientists have discovered that skin secretions from this animal can destroy the staph bacterium.

Conservation Status

  • Reportedly this species is still common in parts of its natural range.

 

Information courtesy of the Animal Diversity website.