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Dainty Tree Frog
Litoria gracilenta

This tree frog occurs along the eastern coast of Australia from northern Queensland through to the northern half of NSW. They are medium-sized (3.2 - 4.5 cm) and can be told from the closely-related Red-eyed and Oranged-thighed Tree Frogs by the thigh colouring and the faint yellow stripe from the tip of the snout to the eye, as seen in this photo. It is also known as the Banana Frog from its liking for hiding in bunches of the fruit, which sometimes leads to it being transported outside of its usual range.

Dainty Tree Frog

1: Mt Lewis, Julatten, Qld, 11/03/2012.