Copes Tree Frog

Copes Tree Frog

Copes Tree Frog is an American frog that spends most of its life on trees. It is often confused with the gray tree frog that shares its habitat, and has almost the same physical features, except that the former is relatively smaller and are more arboreal than the latter. The secretion from their skin is used as defense, and can be toxic to human eyes, mouth and mucus membranes.

Scientific Name Hyla chrysoscelis

Classification – Hyla

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – 1.25 – 2 in

Life Expectancy – 7 to 9 years in the wild; up to 7 years in captivity

Mating Season  May to August

Special Features  The skin is rough and gray to gray-green, aiding them in camouflage

Geographical Distribution – South to south eastern regions of the United States

Natural Habitat – Wooded areas and mature deciduous forests in mountainous regions

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Moths, flies, grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, and ants

Predators – Birds, snakes, larger frogs and small mammals