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White’s Tree Frog

White’s tree frogs are native to Australia and New Guinea, and introduced populations have become naturalized in New Zealand and the U.S. These frogs are relatively large (up to 4 inches long) and easily recognizable. They often live near human dwellings, and can even be found inside houses or on… Learn More


Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Wild populations appear to be thriving.
  • Pet trade consists almost exclusively of captive-bred individuals.

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Invasive in Florida and New Zealand
  • No evidence that invasive populations cause harm

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Some Cause for Concern

Moderate effort required.

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • May carry the harmful infectious fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) that causes chytridiomycosis, a disease linked to native frog die offs.
  • May carry and transmit Salmonella.

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