White’s Tree Frog

White’s Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Litoria caerulea

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 10 cm or more

Life Expectancy – Around 16 years in captivity

Breeding Season – November – February

Incubation Period – 1 to 3 days

Metamorphosis Period – 6 weeks

Special Features – Have distinctive fatty ridge over the eye; short and robust limbs with large adhesive discs at the end of the digits providing grip while climbing

Family Unit – Generally solitary

Geographical Distribution – Northern and eastern Australia (native); United States and New Zealand (introduced)

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – In the vicinity of streams and swamps in temperate and tropical forests

Diet – Spiders, grasshoppers, moths, flies, roaches, locusts, small vertebrates including other frogs

Predators – Snakes, cane toads, kookaburras, quolls, owls, domestic cats and dogs