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Squirrel Treefrog

Hyla squirella

Description:

The squirrel tree frog can vary in color from brown to yellow-green to green. It is one to one and a half inches in length. It may have a light stripe running from under its eye along its jaw. It may also have a dark mark between its eyes and it may have dark spots on its body. It has large toe pads that help it cling to trees. The squirrel tree frog gets its names from its squirrel-like call.

Habitat:

Found throughout Florida and in the Keys on buildings and in shrubs and trees in urbanized and natural areas, including hardwood hammocks, bottomland and floodplain forests and swamps, pine-oak forests, and pine flatwoods. Overwinters in groups under loose bark and in tree holes. Breeds in shallow, temporary pools of water that lack fish, including marshes, wet flatwoods, and flooded ditches; prefers open wetlands.

Notes:

This tree frog was found outside a house near the driveway. It was very sedate

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cuban Tree Frog
Osteopilus septentrionalis Florida Wildlife Extension at UF/IFAS


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4 Comments

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 8 years ago

Its a exotic Cuban Tree Frog

NickAsher
NickAsher 8 years ago

The bird voice tree frog had orange under its legs. Wile the copes/grey tree frog has yellow.

JabariMcNichols
JabariMcNichols 8 years ago

They are very hard to ID

NickAsher
NickAsher 8 years ago

These frogs look so similar to the copes/grey tree frog.

JabariMcNichols
Spotted by
JabariMcNichols

Kendall, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 14, 2013
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013

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