A medium-sized species of frog, reaching up to 4 cm in body length. It has a brown, grey-brown or red-brown back, with stripes or wide grey-brown V-shaped or butterfly-shaped patches. There is a grey-brown stripe from the tip of the snout to the sides. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is brown. The belly is white, and the male has a dark throat. The armpits and backs of the thighs are dull yellow. Fingers are slightly webbed and toes are half webbed, both with large discs.
Eggs have not been described, but are likely to be similar to those of Litoria rubella and laid under the surface of the water in permanent or temporary ponds, dams, swamps, and flooded ditches. Tadpoles can reach a total length of 3 cm, and are transparent yellow in colour. They often remain at the surface of water bodies. It is unknown how long they take to develop into frogs. Breeds during summer in the wet season.
Looks similar to Litoria rubella in its distribution, but has a dark horizontal V-shaped or butterfly-shaped patch on its back and a different call.
Photo: Neil Zoglauer
Photo: Ryan Francis
By: Keith McDonald
Found in northwest QLD.