A medium-sized species of frog reaching up to 5.5 cm in body length. It has a grey-brown or reddish-brown back, with dark or light brown spots and patches. The belly is white, and the male has a dark throat. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold. Fingers are slightly webbed and toes are nearly fully webbed, both with large white discs.
Eggs are laid as a single cluster that is attached to rocks in stream pools or shallow flowing sections. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to nearly 6 cm, and are brown or sandy-brown in colour. They use their mouthparts to stick to rocks in order to avoid being swept away by flowing water, and take at least two and a half months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring and summer.
Looks similar to Litoria latopalmata and Litoria lesueuri in its distribution, but has more toe webbing.
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Formerly common throughout the northern and southern tablelands in NSW and eastern VIC, but has declined severely due to the amphibian chytrid fungus. In 2017, the Australian Museum rediscovered populations of the species on the Northern Tablelands of NSW, after the species was through to be absent for over 40 years!