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American Green Tree Frog

American green tree frog is a species of frog found in the central and southeastern United States. The species tend to be nocturnal. Its social behavior includes mating calls, alarm and rain calls. The frog is most active in humid weather. The frog is found in large groups during the breeding season, however; the species is solitary for most part of the year.

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

    Size Up to 6 cm (2.5 in)
    Color Green to bright yellowish-olive overall color and may have small patches of gold or white and also  have a white, pale yellow, or cream-colored lines extending from the upper lips or jaws to the groins; pale yellow to white abdomen
    Distribution Virginia, southeast Florida, central Texas, Maryland, Delaware
    Habitat Small ponds, marshes, streams, large lakes
    Diet Flies, mosquitoes, crickets, other small insects
    Predators Birds, fish, snakes, larger frogs
    Breeding Season March to September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 400 eggs
    Incubation Period 4 to 14 days
    Metamorphosis Period 55 to 63 days
    Reproductive Age Around 1 year of age
    Average Lifespan Can live for 6 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 1st 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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