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European Tree Frog

European tree frog is a small species of frog found in large parts of Europe, Asia and parts of Africa. The species is widespread in Europe. The creature has a great leaping ability which helps it to catch fast-flying insects which make up bulk of its diet.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Hyla
    Scientific Name Hyla arborea


    Size Males: 3.2–4.3 cm (1.3–1.7 in)
    Females: 4–5 cm (1.6–2.0 in)
    Color Green, gray, or tan upper surface with whitish underside; dark brown stripe on the side extending from the eyes to the groin; throats of the males are golden brown while throats of the females are white
    Distribution Europe, northwest Africa, Asia
    Habitat Marshlands, damp meadows, reed beds, gardens, parks, vineyards, orchards, stream banks, lakeshores, humid or dry forests
    Diet Variety of small arthropods like spiders, flies, beetles, butterflies, smooth caterpillars
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation in walls, cellars, under clumps of vegetation, under rocks, or buried in leaf piles or manure piles
    Predators Fish
    Breeding Season Late March to June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 800 to 1000 eggs
    Incubation Period 10 to 14 days
    Metamorphosis Period Around 3 months
    Average Lifespan Up to 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 24th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 11th May 2017.

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