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.

Standard Common Name

Jervis Bay Tree Frog

Identification

The armpits of the Jervis Bay Tree Frog are yellow, while those of the similar-looking Heath Frog (Litoria littlejohn) are orange.

Size range

6 cm

Similar Species

Heath Frog (Litoria littlejohn)

Distribution

The Jervis Bay Tree Frog is found in New South Wales and north-eastern Victoria.

Habitat

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.

Communication

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.

Life cycle

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.

Classification

Species:
jervisiensis
Genus:
Litoria
Family:
Hylidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Kingdom:
Animalia

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