Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Eastern Australia. From mid Southeast Queensland to the northern Tablelands of New South
Wales and central and southern coast of New South Wales. Also in the eastern corner of
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 236400 km2
Some declines have been recorded in the Canberra region in the past 20 years.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Common in a wide variety of habitats including coastal swamps and lagoons, wet and dry
sclerophyll forest. Most often associated with permanent water, ie. ponds, dams, lakes, creeks
Calls year round. Males call from ground up to several metres from water or on vegetation near
water. About 500 – 1000 eggs are laid in jelly clumps attached to submerged vegetation in
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
Drought and loss of habitat.
None in place.
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Hero, J.-M., Littlejohn, M., and Marantelli, G. (1991). Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria.
Osborne, W. (1990). ''Declining frog populations and extinctions in the Canberra region.'' Bogong, 11(4), 4-7.
Written by J-M. Hero; G. Hollis; W. Osborne; G. Gillespie; L. Shoo; M. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-18)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria verreauxii: Verreaux's Tree Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1315> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 22, 2019.
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