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Cope’s Tree Frog

Cope’s tree frog is a species of frog occurring in the United States. The species is territorial during the mating season; otherwise they are tolerant of each other when not breeding.



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


    Other Names Cope’s gray tree frog, southern gray tree frog
    Size 3.2 to 6 cm
    Color Color ranges from brown to green or pearl-gray; a white mark appears underneath the eye; underside of the hind legs in the groin region is orange to golden-yellow with black speckles
    Distribution United States
    Habitat Wooded areas close to temporary and permanent source of water like swamps, ponds, lakes
    Diet Insects and their larvae; also feed on moths, mites, spiders, harvestmen, plant lice, and snails
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Birds, snakes, small mammals, other frogs
    Breeding Season May to August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 7 days
    Metamorphosis Period 45–65 days
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on June 6th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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