frogs

 of Tennessee

 

Green Treefrog

Hyla cinerea
 
Photo by Lisa Powers

Description: Green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea) are 1.25 - 2.25 inches long. They are usually bright green in color with a distinct white or yellow stripe from the mouth to the thigh. Occasionally, the back is flecked with yellow.

Habitat: These frogs are found in forested areas and swamps that have abundant vegetation surrounding the shoreline.

Life History: The eggs are laid in small packets or films at or near the surface and attached to floating vegetation. The eggs are brownish to black with white or cream. Metamorphosis of tadpoles takes about 1 - 2 months.

Range: Found in western with rare, scattered populations in middle and eastern Tennessee.

Additional Notes: This species may be transported and spread via the plant nursery industry.

Behavior:

Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee:

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

 

 

 

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