Litoria fallax
(Eastern Dwarf Treefrog)
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Litoria fallax (Peters, 1880)

Common name: Eastern Dwarf Treefrog

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Native Range: Litoria fallax is found throughout the open forests and coastal wetlands along the eastern coast of Australia. Its range spans four biogeographical zones from northern Queensland to central New South Wales (James and Moritz, 2000).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: A single individual was collected at Guam International Airport, Guam in 1968 (Christy et al., 2007).

Means of Introduction: Hitch hiker.

Status: Established in Guam.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

References: (click for full references)

James C.H., and C. Moritz. 2000. Intraspecific phylogeography in the sedge frog Litoria fallax (Hylidae) indicates pre-Pleistocene vicariance of an open forest species from eastern Australia. Molecular Ecology 9(3): 349-358.

Christy, M.T., J.A. Savidge, and G.H. Rodda. 2007. Multiple pathways for invasion of anurans on a Pacific Island. Diversity and Distributions 13: 598-607.

Author: Powell, R.S.

Revision Date: 8/13/2015

Citation Information:
Powell, R.S., 2018, Litoria fallax (Peters, 1880): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL,, Revision Date: 8/13/2015, Access Date: 1/23/2018

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