California Tree Frog

California Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Pseudacris cadaverina

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 2.9–5 cm (1.1–2.0 in)

Life Expectancy – Unknown

Breeding Season – Unknown

Incubation Period – Unknown

Metamorphosis Period – 40 to 75 days

Special Features – The outer skin is rough and warty; it has conspicuous toe webbing and pads

Family Unit – Males become aggressive towards other males while defending territories during the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Southern California (USA), Baja California (Mexico)

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Canyon streams, rocky washes with permanent quiet pools, desert streams, palm oases, coastal streams

Diet – Insects, spiders, centipedes, other invertebrates

Predators – Unknown