Leopard Tree Frog

Leopard Tree Frog

The Leopard Tree Frog is a very small frog with a smooth body that are endemic to Brazil. This is an adaptable species, and they apparently have no threat for their existence.

Scientific Name Hypsiboas pardalis

Classification – Hypsiboas

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

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Males: 48-63 mm; females: 58-70 mm

Life Expectancy – 2 to 4 years; up to 8 in captivity

Mating Season  Late summer to end of monsoon

Special Features  The dorsal side has a greenish brown tinge with patterns in dark brown and gray, that looks similar to tree barks, thus helping them to camouflage

Geographical Distribution – All parts of Brazil

Natural Habitat – Tropical to subtropical dry, lowland, and moist forests, marshes, plantations, rural gardens, canals and ponds

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Insects, larvae, meal worms and ants

Predators – All types of larger frogs, birds of prey and snakes