Australian Green Tree Frog

Australian Green Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Litoria caerulea

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 11.5 cm (4.5 in)

Life Expectancy – Around 16 years; some specimens lived for more than 20 years

Breeding Season – November to February

Incubation Period – 1 to 3 days

Metamorphosis Period – Around 6 weeks

Special Features – Plump and large in size, distinctive fatty ridge above the eye; short and robust limbs with large sticky discs at the end of the digits which help to grip while climbing; color ranges from brownish or grayish-green to bright emerald green; creamy-white underside

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Australia and New Guinea

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Inland waterways, swamps, grasslands, canopy of trees near waterbodies

Diet – Mainly insects and spiders, sometimes small mammals, other frogs

Predators – Snakes, lizards, birds, humans