Blue Mountains tree frog

species of amphibian

The Blue Mountains tree frog (Litoria citropa) is a tree frog from Australia. It lives in New South Wales and Victoria.[2][3][4]

Blue Mountains tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Ranoidea
R. citropa
Binomial name
Ranoidea citropa
(Péron, 1807)
Citropa distrib.PNG
Distribution of the Blue Mountains tree frog
  • Hyla citripoda Péron, 1807
  • Dendrohyas citropa Tschudi, 1838
  • Hyla (Dryopsophus) citropa Cochran, 1961
  • Hyla citropus Krefft, 1863
  • Hyla genolanensis Cochran, 1961
  • Litoria citropa Tyler, 1971
  • Litoria jenolanensis Copland, 1957
  • Dryopsophus citropa Wells and Wellington, 1985
  • Dryopsophus jenolanesis Wells and Wellington, 1985
  • Dryopsophus citropus Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016
  • Ranoidea citropa Dubois and Frétey, 2016[1]

These frogs can be 7 cm long. They are dark brown and light brown with a dark stripe over the eye going down the body. Parts of the legs and middle are bright orange. They have bright green patches of skin on their bodies.[4]

They live in rocky streams in thick forests. They like streams with large numbers of plants in them.[2]

They lay eggs 600-950 at a time in pools with slow-moving water. The eggs sink to the bottoms of the pools and stick to the rocks.[2]


  1. "Ranoidea citropa (Péron, 1807)". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J-M Hero (April 5, 2002). "Litoria citropa: Blue Mountains Tree Frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 18, 2020. Invalid |display-authors=1 (help)
  3. Jean-Marc Hero; Frank Lemckhert; Peter Robinson (2004). "Litoria citropa". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. p. e.T41084A10385701. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41084A10385701.en. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Litoria citropa (Duméril & Bibron, 1841), Blue Mountains Tree Frog". Museums Victoria. Retrieved June 18, 2020.