Latin Name: Litoria caerulea
What they look like: Large, plump and green in colour, the White's tree frog can grow up to 11.5cm in length. This species also features a distinctive fatty ridge above their eyes. Their limbs are short and strong, with large adhesive discs at the end of the digits providing grip for climbing.
- Their skin exudes a waxy coating that helps prevent evaporation.
- White's tree frog teeth aren't great at cutting so they stick prey to the tip of their tongue before consuming them.
- Tadpoles take around six weeks to develop before they metamorphosise and become juvenile frogs.
What they eat: Insects such as moths, cockroaches and locusts. They have also been known to eat spiders and small frogs and mammals.
Habitat: Dry forest, woodland and grassland.
Where they live: This species is native to northern and eastern regions of Australia, as well as the lowlands of New Guinea.
Threats: Pollution and habitat loss.