Animal Species:Verreaux's Tree Frog

Verreaux's Tree Frog shows a great variety of colours and patterns across its range, but there are two main forms, the lowland and the highland.

Standard Common Name

Verreaux's Tree Frog

Identification

The lowland form of Verreaux's Tree Frog is usually brown with black and yellow sides, and the mountain form is usually bright green with brown stripes.

Size range

3 cm

Distribution

Verreaux's Tree Frog is found in southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Habitat

Verreaux's Tree Frog is highly adaptable, living in a variety of habitats from mountain forests to coastal heath and open grasslands, often breeding in water-filled ditches.

Communication

The male Verreaux's Tree Frogs can be heard calling in the winter when other frogs are quiet. The call is a whirring, chirping 'weep...weep...weep...weep', increasing and then decreasing in volume.

Life cycle

Female Verreaux's Tree Frogs lay their eggs in ponds, sticking them in clumps to underwater vegetation.

Mating and reproduction

Verreaux's Tree Frog is unusual because breeding seems to occur all year round. 

Classification

Species:
verreauxii
Genus:
Litoria
Family:
Hylidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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