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Jervis Bay Tree Frog

 
Introduction:
Grey-brown to dark brown with variable darker flecks and spots, armpits are yellow, groin and the hind edges of its thighs are orange to red.
Identification:
Grey-brown to dark brown in colour, with variable darker flecks and spots. It has a dark broad patch running down its back. A dark stripe runs from its snout, through its eyes and eardrums to the base of its arms, and a white stripe runs under its eyes. Its armpits are yellow, its groin and the hind edges of its thighs are orange to red. Its belly is finely granular and creamy yellow. Body length up to 6cm.
Max. Size:
6 cm.
Distribution:
south eastern coastal NSW and north eastern Victoria
Habitat:
Eucalypt forests, heath, woodlands and coastal lowlands.
Biology:
This frog’s call consists of two or three high pitched squeals. Breeding occurs in spring and summer. The male calls from close to the water's edge or hidden in nearby vegetation from August to January. During spawning, the female lays her eggs in small clusters attached to submerged sticks and reeds. The tadpoles take about 12 weeks to metamorphose.
Other Common Names:
Curry Frog, Large Brown Tree Frog
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Litoria
Species: jervisiensis
 
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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R.73329 - Litoria jervisiensis (Duméril & Bibron, 1841) - Australia, New South Wales, Centennial Park, Sydney , (33° 54' S , 151° 14' E), 12 Sep 1978
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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R.38279 - Litoria jervisiensis (Duméril & Bibron, 1841) - Australia, New South Wales, Ourimbah , (33° 17' S , 151° 20' E),
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

R.4367 - Litoria jervisiensis (Duméril & Bibron, 1841) - Australia, New South Wales, Bundanoon , (34° 39' S , 150° 18' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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