American Green Tree Frog

American Green Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Hyla cinerea

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Up to 6 cm (2.5 in)

Life Expectancy – 2 to 5 years in captivity

Breeding Season – March to September

Incubation Period – 4 to 14 days

Special Features – Possess smooth skin and large toepads; throats of the males are wrinkled indicating the presence of vocal pouch

Family Unit –Solitary creature

Geographical Distribution – Central and southeastern United States

World Population – Unknown, but regarded as stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Small ponds, large lakes, streams, marshes

Diet – Flies, mosquitoes, other small insects like crickets

Predators – Birds, fish, snakes, larger frogs