Pearson’s or Cascade Treefrog


The aptly named Cascade Treefrog (Litoria pearsoniana) calls from streamside rocks and vegetation. During summer rains the stream swells and the babbling creek flows onto the rocks at the base of the cascade, spraying water droplets. Like many frog species, its populations are in decline, possibly due to disease stemming from the Chytrid fungus.

Mt Glorious, Queensland

Canon EOS 50D, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro, 580EX11 speedlight, Canon 430ex 11 speedlight, 1/250, f8, iso 200

Status: The Cascade Treefrog is listed as Vulnerable in Queensland.

by Jeremy Ringma, Queensland