Animal Pictures Archive
Animal Photo Album

New Photos Animal News Animal Sounds Animal Movies Upload Photo Copyright Korean
Funny Animal Photos Monsters in Animalia Wiki Articles   Fun Facts about Animals Links Home Mobile A.P.A.
Delete Modify    
American Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea) - Wiki latin dict size=113   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Hyla_cinerea_-_distended_vocal_sac-American Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea).jpg Resolution: 800x533 File Size: 57414 Bytes Date: 2006:07:04 20:54:20 Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL (Canon) F number: f/20.0 Exposure: 1/200 sec Focal Length: 190/1 Upload Time: 2007:08:14 14:47:12
Author Name (E-mail): Unknown
Subject American Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea) - Wiki

American Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea) - Wiki; DISPLAY FULL IMAGE.
Email : E-Card | Poster | Web Master    Delete   Edit Info   Admin

Description
American Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea) - Wiki

American green tree frog
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Photo] American Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea) with distended vocal sac. Date: July 04, 2006 at 20:54. Author Clinton & Charles Robertson http://www.flickr.com/people/20087733@N00 from Del Rio, Texas & College Station, TX, USA

The American green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) is a common species of New World tree frog belonging to the genus Hyla. It is a popular species of pet frog.

Habitat
The habitat of American green tree frogs is usually near lakes, farm ponds, floodplain sloughs, cattail marshes, or bald cypress swamps. They inhabit the southern United States and some areas to the north and west, including all of Florida, southern Georgia, Louisiana, Delaware, eastern Maryland and Virginia, eastern North and South Carolina, eastern Texas, and areas extending along the Mississippi Valley to southern Illinois. They may possibly inhabit northeastern Mexico.

This is a common backyard species that can often be seen at porch lights, where they may gather to look for insects to eat. During the day, the green tree frogs may be found resting on the plants beside the pond.

Characteristics
The frog is medium-sized, up to 6 cm (2.5 inches). Their bodies are usually colored green with shades ranging from bright yellowish olive to lime green. The darkness of the color can change depending on lighting or temperature. There may be some small patches of gold or white. They may also have a white, pale yellow, or cream-colored line running from the jaw or upper lip to the groin. They have smooth skin and large toe pads. The abdomen is pale yellow to white. Males have wrinkled throats (indicating the vocal pouch) and are slightly smaller than females. Like most frogs, they eat a diet of insects (mostly crickets, moths, and flies) and other small invertebrates.

The mating season takes place from mid-April to mid-August. Females lay up to 400 eggs in shallow water, which attach to the roots of aquatic plants. Embryos hatch within a week and tadpoles transform between 55 to 63 days after hatching. Weather conditions influence breeding, which often takes place in rain. Indeed, the frogs often seen during and after a rainstorm.

Tadpoles in captivity eat boiled vegetables, such as cucumbers or lettuce.

As pets and as state amphibian
The American green tree frog is available in most pet stores and cost between US$10-$20 each. They are relatively easy frogs to take care of. They need a large (at least ten-gallon) terrarium and do well with bark, pebbles, or even paper towels on the floor of their terrarium.

The American green tree frog is the state amphibian of Georgia and Louisiana.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_green_tree_frog
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

Comments
Guest Delete
Scientific Name: Hyla cinerea (Schneider, 1799)
Common Names: American Green Treefrog, Carolina Tree Frog, Green Treefrog
Synonyms:
Calamita cinereus Schneider, 1799
Calamita lateralis (Bosc, 1800)
Dryophytes cinereus (Schneider, 1799)
Hyla blochii Daudin, 1802
Hyla evittata Miller, 1899
Hyla holmani Lynch, 1966
Hyla semifasciata Hallowell, 1857
Rana bilineata Shaw, 1802
Rana lateralis (Bosc, 1800)
Copyright Info AnimmalPicturesArchive.com does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster.

Search Major Animal Websites
Misidentified?
Need further identification?
Any comment?
Leave your message here.
Name :    PASSWORD :
Email :
 
Search
Back List Upload Home Korean
CopyLeft © since 1995, Animal Pictures Archive. All rights may be reserved.
Powered by KRISTAL IRMS   iPhotoScrap photo scrap album

Stats