The tadpoles are pale golden-yellow to iridescent green. Adults have a bright
yellow or orange with marbled dark brown to black mottling on armpits, groin, and backs of thighs.
Colour varies according to environmental conditions, sometimes varying in the
same individual and has the ability to change colour.
By day the Peron’s Tree Frog is usually a pale grey-green colour that can
changes to reddish brown with emerald green flecks at night. You can sometimes
see the emerald green flecks (sometimes indistinct) during the day,
scattered on the back.
They have a
cross-shaped pupil and a silver iris. The fingers are half webbed, toes are fully webbed.
New South Wales, southern Queensland and northern Victoria.
Male frogs call from near water with a call that is very long and drawn out,
slowly pulsed and increasing in loudness - ‘cra-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhk’. You
can hear the frog for yourself at:
To see more images of the Peron’s
Author: Katrina. Photos: Katrina
Leel © 2004
Australian Museum Online -
Wildlife of Sydney,
Peron’s Tree Frog Fact File;
Amphibian Research Centre -
Protection Authority -
Peron’s Tree Frog