This Australian endemic occupies the eastern coastal strip only, from far southeastern Queensland to southeastern New South Wales. It is uncertain whether or not populations north of Sydney represent this species or another taxa.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in coastal lowlands only-coastal swamps, heath and woodlands. They are found around lagoons, hind-dune creeks, swamps and waterholes. The substrate is usually loose sand. Males call in spring and summer from on the ground or in low vegetation at pond edges. Eggs are in small jelly clumps attached to vegetation. Tadpoles are found in still water in dams, ditches, isolated pools and flooded hollows.
No indications of population decline in recent years. Populations apparently stable, but data very patchy and limited.
The major threats are uncertain. Coastal developments that fill in swamps and adjacent lands are most likely a threat.
The range of the species includes a few protected areas. There are also disease control protocols.
Frank Lemckert, Murray Littlejohn, Graeme Gillespie, Peter Robertson 2004. Litoria jervisiensis. In: IUCN 2014