Nature conservation

Threatened species

Peppered Tree Frog - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Litoria piperata
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Gazetted date: 04 Dec 2009
Profile last updated: 20 Jun 2019


The Peppered Tree Frog is a small frog up to about 30 mm long. It is olive green to grey coloured above with distinctive darker grey-brown peppering and brighter green on the face, while the underside is light cream. It has enlarged pads on the toetips and fingertips in common with most other tree frog species.


The species has not been definitely recorded in the wild since the 1970s. It was previously found on the New England Tablelands from south of Armidale to the Gibraltar Range, at an altitude of 800 to 1000 m.

Habitat and ecology

  • Found in streamside vegetation and under rocks and fallen timber along rocky streams flowing eastward from the Tablelands.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsArmidale Plateau Known Above 800 m altitude
New England TablelandsGlenn Innes-Guyra Basalts Predicted None
New England TablelandsNightcap Known Above 800 m altitude
New England TablelandsNortheast Forest Lands Known Above 800 m altitude
New England TablelandsStanthorpe Plateau Known Above 800 m altitude
New England TablelandsWongwibinda Plateau Predicted None
NSW North CoastCataract Predicted None
NSW North CoastDalmorton Known Above 800 m altitude
NSW North CoastRocky River Gorge Predicted None
NSW North CoastWashpool Predicted None