Please help identify

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Neekole
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Please help identify

Postby Neekole » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:16 pm

We recently had a frog visit us at our kitchen window. We're at the base of the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne and we have a creek down the bottom of our property (about 80m from the house). I think i have narrowed it down to a Peron's Tree Frog. But according to the few websites i have looked at, this area appears to be out of the usual range of that species.
The frog was about 5cm long, white belly, greyish back with no obvious patterns, cross-shaped pupil and i could just see a little bit of black and yellow pattern on the inside of the thighs.

Any other opinions of what he may be? See picture attached :)
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Postby Aaron » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:01 pm

Hi,

Your frog is a Peron's Tree Frog (Litoria peroni). That cross-shaped pupil is a good ID feature for this species. I don't think the Dandenongs is too unusual for these guys but I don't have a lot of experience frogging around Melbourne.


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