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Barking Tree Frog

Barking tree frog is a species of frog found only in the southeastern United States. The solitary species is nocturnal and also arboreal as it spends the day restfully, high up in trees.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Hyla
    Scientific Name Hyla gratiosa

    Size 5 to 7 cm (2.0 to 2.8 in)
    Color Bright or dull green, brown, yellowish, or gray overall color with dark, round markings on the back
    Distribution Delaware, southern Florida, eastern Louisiana
    Habitat Coastal plains and upland areas; lives in pine forests and pine savannah habitats with sandy soils, also inhabits open, mixed woodlands, farmlands, pasture ponds
    Diet Mostly insects
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation as well as aestivation
    Predators Fish, snakes, birds, raccoons
    Breeding Season March to August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2000 or more eggs
    Incubation Period 1 week
    Reproductive Age Around 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan 7 to 12.5 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 31st 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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