Litoria caerulea – Green Tree Frog
The Green tree frog is one of Australia’s largest frogs, reaching up to 11cm in length. The species is recognisable by its large body size and vibrant green skin colour. Green tree frogs are one of the most widely found species of amphibian in Australia, found in every state except Tasmania and Victoria. They occupy a variety of habitats from urban areas through to forests, woodlands, wetlands and heathlands. In some areas they often take up residence in suburban houses, around water tanks and shower blocks.
Green tree frogs' diet consists of insects, hence they are often found on window sills or near outdoor lights, eating the insects that are attracted to the lights. The Green tree frog is kept in zoos and as a pet and has a lifespan of up to 16 years when kept in captivity.