Jervis Bay tree frog

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Jervis Bay tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Litoria
L. jervisiensis
Binomial name
Litoria jervisiensis
  • Hyla jervisiensis (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)
  • Hyla oculata (Fitzinger, 1861)
  • Hyla kreffti (Günther, 1863)
  • Hyla servesiensis (Krefft, 1863)
  • Litoria jervisiensis (Peters, 1873)
  • Hyla jervisiensis (Boulenger, 1882)
  • Hyla ewingi var. krefftii (Fry, 1915)
  • Rawlinsonia jervisiensis (Wells and Wellington, 1985)
  • Rawlinsonia kreffti (Wells and Wellington, 1985)

The Jervis Bay tree frog (Litoria jervisiensis) is a frog from Australia. It lives near the ocean in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. It does not live in Jervis Bay.[2][3][4]

The adult male frog is 29 to 37 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 33 to 44 mm.[5] These frogs have yellow colouring where their front legs meet their bodies.[2]

They live in eucalyptus forests, other forests, and on plants near streams.[2] They also live on sandy dunes and lagoons near the ocean.[3]

Unlike other frogs that live in New South Wales, Jervis Bay tree frogs like to lay eggs in the cold parts of the year.[6] They lay eggs in on underwater sticks. They take 12 weeks to transform into frogs.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Litoria jervisiensis (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Jervis Bay Tree Frog". Australian Museum. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 J-M Hero; F. Lemckert; M. Littlejohn; G. Gillespie (April 5, 2002). "Litoria jervinensis: Jervis Bay Treefrog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  4. Frank Lemckert; Murray Littlejohn; Graeme Gillespie; Peter Robertson (2004). "Litoria meiriana". 2004. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T41035A10391824. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41035A10391824.en. Retrieved June 23, 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. Michael J. Taylor; Frank Knight (2020). Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia. Csiro Publishing. p. 48. ISBN 9781486312467. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  6. Aaron Payne (2014). "Observations on the Calling Behaviour of the Jervis Bay Tree Frog Litoria jervisiensis (Abstract)". Australian Zoologist. 37 (2): 263–266. doi:10.7882/AZ.2014.017. Retrieved June 23, 2020.