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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Brown Tree Frog, Litoria ewingi

Brown tree frog Litoria ewingi

Brown Tree Frog
(Photograph by Alex Dudley)

A common and widespread species, the Brown Tree Frog is an agile climber, aided by the well-developed climbing discs on its fingers and toes.

Description

The Brown Tree Frog is a slender species characterised by a dark brown to sandy grey-brown upper surface with a broad darker brown patch flanked by a darker brown to black stripe running the length of the back. The undersurface is white. The adult female reaches 45 mm, the male reaches 37 mm.

Breeding

Breeding occurs in early spring and autumn. Small eggs are laid in several clusters, totalling 500 to 700 eggs. Eggs hatch four to six days after laying. The larval stage lasts for up to  seven months in colder waters. Tadpoles reach 60mm before metamorphosis occurs in spring, summer or autumn. Sexual maturity is reached within a year.

Vocalisations

Brown Tree Frog
Males call from the vegetation at edges of ponds or while floating. Its call is heard mainly at night all year round, especially after rain. (Audio recordings courtesy of Ron Nagorcka/Central North Field Naturalists)

Brown Tree Frog
Distribution map courtesy
Natural Values Atlas
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data from theLIST
© 2010 State of Tasmania.

Distribution and Habitat

The species is widespread throughout Tasmania from sea level to at least 1070 metres. It is found in temporary and permanent water, and often in suburban gardens under logs and rocks.