Ranoidea chloris

species of amphibian
For another species commonly known as the red-eyed tree frog, see Agalychnis callidryas

Ranoidea chloris, commonly known as the red-eyed tree frog or orange-eyed tree frog, is a frog from eastern Australia. It lives in forests, wetlands and sometimes cities.[1] [2][3]

Ranoidea chloris
Red-eyed Tree Frog - Litoria chloris edit1.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Ranoidea
Species:
R. chloris
Binomial name
Ranoidea chloris
(Boulenger, 1892)
Chloris distrib.PNG
Distribution of the red-eyed tree frog
Synonyms
  • Hyla chloris Boulenger, 1892
  • Litoria chlorisTyler, 1971
  • Dryomantis chloris
    – Wells and Wellington, 1985
  • Dryopsophus chloris – Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016

Adult frogs look for food at night and spend most of their time in trees.[1]

They lay their eggs in permanent or temporary bodies of water, so the tadpoles must grow into frogs quickly or they will die when their homes dry up.[2] The tadpoles start out yellow but become green as they grow. Red-eyed tree frog tadpoles can jump out of the water to catch flying insects.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Red-eyed tree frog". Australian Museum. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J-M Hero (April 5, 2002). "Litoria chloris: Red-eyed Tree Frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 17, 2020. Invalid |display-authors=1 (help)
  3. Jean-Marc Hero; Ed Meyer; John Clarke (2004). "Litoria chloris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. p. e.T41083A10385326. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41083A10385326.en. Retrieved June 17, 2020.