Pelodryadidae – Australian treefrogs

Sister group to the leaf frogs; considered by some as a group them within family Hylidae

Found in cool, moist places, including laundries, letterboxes, and toilets in urban areas, around waterholes and streams from desert to coast. These likable frogs, except among light sleepers, live happily around humans. Their modest requirements have also made them popular pets, with some believing that adults control mouse and cockroach numbers.

These frogs are nocturnal and are often found around lit areas that attract various types of bugs and insects to them. Insects and spiders make up the majority of their diet. Although frogs are protected across Australia, their numbers have been declining steadily over the recent years due to their popularity among pet owners.