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Mexican Tree Frog

Mexican tree frog is a species of frog found in Mexico, United States and Costa Rica. The species is nocturnal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Smilisca
    Scientific Name Smilisca baudinii

    Other Names Common mexican tree frog, Baudin’s tree frog, Van Vliet’s frog
    Size 5-7 cm (2-2.75 in)
    Color Usually brown-gray with dark brown non-uniform blotching; light gray or white underside with distinctive dark bandings on the legs
    Distribution United States, Mexico, Costa Rica
    Habitat Lightly forested areas close to permanent sources of water
    Diet Invertebrates particularly insects and spiders
    Predators Snakes
    Breeding Season Any time of the year after sufficient rainfall
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 2480 eggs
    Average Lifespan Up to 6.3 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on June 7th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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