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Pacific Tree Frog

Pacific tree frog is a species of frog occurring in the United States and Canada. The species have the ability to change color. The frog is nocturnal for the most part, but has been seen during the day as well.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Pseudacris
    Scientific Name Pseudacris regilla

    Other Names Pacific chorus frog
    Size 2.5 to 4.8 cm
    Weight Around 0.35  g
    Color Color ranges from green to tan, reddish, gray, brown, cream or black, but generally are a shade of green or brown, with pale or white bellies; a wide variety of dark and spotty markings on the back; a black or dark brown eye stripe extending from the nose, across the eye, and back to the shoulder
    Distribution United States (pacific coast of Oregon and Washington, extreme northern California, near Alaska); Canada (British Columbia)
    Habitat Riparian habitat, woodlands, grassland, chaparral, pasture land
    Diet Ants, flies, beetles, Spiders, other insects and arthropods
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Snakes, raccoons, birds, other small mammals, reptiles
    Breeding Season January to middle of May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 70 eggs
    Incubation Period 1 to 3 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period 2 to 2 ½ months
    Reproductive Age 1 to 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan One captive specimen lived for 9 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 9th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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