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Squirrel Tree Frog

Squirrel tree frog is a small species of frog occurring in the southeastern United States. The species is nocturnal, although it can be seen during the day when it is raining.



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


    Size Around 1.5 in
    Color Mostly green to various shades of yellow or brown sometimes with blotches of white or brown
    Distribution Southeastern United States
    Habitat Hardwood hammocks, bottomland, floodplain forests, swamps, pine flatwoods, pine-oak forests; also found in shrubs and trees in urbanized areas
    Diet Ants, beetles, crickets, spiders, termites, other small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter under bark of pine stumps and logs and decaying bark of trees
    Breeding Season April to August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 1000 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 1 month
    Metamorphosis Period Around 6 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 8.5 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 2nd 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 17th March 2017.

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