Green Tree Frog Hyla cinerea

Green tree frogs actually don’t become green until they are mature! They go through ontogenetic color change, which means from the time they’re born, their color changes as their habitat does. Tadpoles in the water tend to have a darker color and as the frogs mature and move onto land, their color adapts.

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ORIGIN:
Eastern North America

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HABITAT:
Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-4 oz
Length: 1-3 in

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DIET:
Insects

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PREDATORS:
Snakes, raccoons, otters, large birds and fish

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage and long, powerful legs

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay up to 400 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 6 yrs in human care

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