A large species of frog that can reach up to 7.5 cm in body length. It has a grey-brown, gold-brown, reddish-brown or green back, with or without cream-coloured or green patches. The belly is white. The pupil is horizontal, and the iris is gold with a distinct green crescent in the upper half. The legs and forearms are serrated on the outer side, and there is a large spike on each heel. Fingers are half-webbed and toes are nearly fully webbed, both with large discs.
Eggs have not been described, but are likely to be similar to those of Litoria serrata and attached to rocks in stream pools. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to nearly 4 cm, and are gold-brown in colour. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies. It is unknown how long they take to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring and summer, but possibly any time of year after rain.
Does not look similar to any other species in its distribution.
Photo: Christopher J Jolly
Photo: Anders Zimny
Photo: Jasmine Vink
By: Keith McDonald
Found along the ranges on the eastern and western sides of the Cape York Peninsula, in QLD.