Canyon Tree Frog

Canyon Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Hyla arenicolor

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 5.0–5.5 cm (2.0–2.2 in)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – Spring and at the beginning of summer monsoon

Incubation Period – Less than 2 weeks

Metamorphosis Period – 45-75 days

Special Features – Relatively small, rough-skinned with large sticky toepads

Family Unit – Unknown, although during spring and summer, the species can be spotted crowding together

Geographical Distribution – United States, Mexico

World Population – Unknown yet considered to be stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Canyons and arroyos, arid environments, streambanks

Diet – Invertebrates like caddisflies, caterpillars, beetles, miscellaneous bugs

Predators – Snakes, raccoons, ringtails