Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Eastern coastal strip only. From far south-eastern Queensland to northern Victoria. Uncertain
whether populations north of Sydney represent this or another taxa. In Victoria it is restricted to
cooler areas of East Gippsland.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 45900 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Coastal lowlands only - coastal swamps, heath and woodlands. In New South Wales they are
found around lagoons, hind-dune creeks, swamps and waterholes. The substrate is usually
In Victoria it is an inhabitant of forest gullies, adults are usually found in vegetation along deeply
forested stream gullies in wet and dry forest, woodlands and shrubs. Males call in spring and
summer from on the ground or in low vegetation at pond edges. Eggs are in small jelly clumps
attached to vegetation. Tadpoles are found in still water in dams, ditches, isolated pools and
Trends and Threats
Large area of appropriate habitat. No indications of population declines in recent years.
Populations apparently stable, but data very patchy and limited. Taxanomic uncertainty and
confusion until relatively recently.
Uncertain. Coastal developments that fill in swamps and adjacent lands.
None as yet, except disease control protocols.
Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
Hero, J.-M., Littlejohn, M., and Marantelli, G. (1991). Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria.
Written by J.-M. Hero; F. Lemckert; M. Littlejohn; G. Gillespie (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria jervisiensis: Jervis Bay Treefrog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1260> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 21, 2020.
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