Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    jervisiensis
    Genus
    Litoria
    Family
    Hylidae
    Order
    Anura
    Subclass
    Lissamphibia
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    6 cm

Introduction

Despite its name, this tree frog is known to live on most of the south-eastern coast of New South Wales.

Identification

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

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.

Distribution

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



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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 history 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.