Animal Species:Jervis Bay Tree Frog
Despite its name, this tree frog is known to live on most of the south-eastern coast of New South Wales.
The armpits of the Jervis Bay Tree Frog are yellow, while those of the similar-looking Heath Frog (Litoria littlejohn) are orange.
Heath Frog (Litoria littlejohn)
The Jervis Bay Tree Frog is found in New South Wales and north-eastern Victoria.
The Jervis Bay Tree Frog lives in eucalypt forests, woodland and shrubland, but is most often seen and heard among reeds and vegetation near streams.
Male Jervis Bay Tree Frogs call from August to January with a low-pitched 'cree...cree...cree...cree' from close to the water's edge or hidden in nearby vegetation.
During spawning, female Jervis Bay Tree Frogs lay their eggs in small clusters attached to submerged sticks and reeds. The tadpoles take about 12 weeks to turn into froglets.