Gray Tree Frog

Gray Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Hyla versicolor

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Between 1.5 to 2 in (3.8 to 5.1 cm)

Average Weight – 7.2 g

Life Expectancy – 7 to 9 years

Breeding Season – April to August

Incubation Period – 4 days

Metamorphosis Period – 25 days

Special Features – Have lumpy texture on the skin giving them a warty appearance; has the ability to change color; relatively small in size compared to other North American species of frogs; very much arboreal

Family Unit – Solitary except during the breeding season; males aggressively defend its territory during the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Eastern United States, southeastern Canada

World Population – Unknown yet considered to be large and stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Forested areas in the vicinity of permanent water; breeds in semi-permanent woodland ponds

Diet – Insects, spiders, snails, mites

Predators – Skunks, opossums, snakes, raccoons