Barking Tree Frog

Barking Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Hyla gratiosa

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 5 to 7 cm (2.0 to 2.8 in)

Life Expectancy – 7 to 12.5 years in captivity

Breeding Season – March to August

Incubation Period – Not known

Special Features – Possess dark, round markings on the dorsum; have noticeable round toe pads; males possesses a vocal sac; known for its various call

Family Unit – Solitary animal; no parental care is involved after the eggs are laid

Geographical Distribution – Southeastern United States

World Population – Unknown yet considered to be stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Coastal plain, wooded habitats, breeds in wetlands

Diet – Mainly insects

Predators – Fish, birds, snakes, raccoons