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Only male green tree frogs croak
Number of offspring: up to 2000 eggs
Gestation: 6 weeks
Predators: snakes, birds, cane toads, quolls, domestic cats and dogs
Green tree frog
Large variety of wetland habitats including urban areas, dry forest, woodland and grasslands close to streams and swamps. Preferring cool damp places.
Nocturnal; mostly arboreal but will descend to water bodies during the breeding season
Plump with short robust limbs and smooth green skin, which can change shade slightly. Often having random, irregular white spots on back with a creamy white underbelly and toe discs present on tips of toes
Northern and Eastern Australia
Primarily an insectivore; eating spiders, crickets, cockroaches, grasshoppers, moths, lizards and other frogs. During the tadpole stage, diet is omnivorous eating algae, mosquito larvae and drowned insects
Breeding occurs in the wet season from November – February. Males can be heard calling during this time. Mating occurs in water where eggs are laid and fertilised in a jelly mass on the surface, which sink to the bottom before hatching. Eggs develop into tadpoles, then frogs, through a process called metamorphosis lasting around 6 weeks. Legs finally emerge and tails are re-absorbed
Solitary; coming together during mating time only although they may congregate in favorable environments
Habitat loss with urban expansion, habitat destruction from pollution. International pet trade. Many Australian frog species are also affected by the Chytrid fungus, which results in death.