Pine Barrens Tree Frog

Pine Barrens Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Hyla andersonii

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Around 1–3 in

Life Expectancy – Unknown

Breeding Season – May – July

Incubation Period – 1 to 2 weeks

Metamorphosis Period – 80 to 100 days

Special Features – Bilaterally symmetrical; each finger of the feet has sticky pads which help to grip tree bark or leaves

Family Unit – Interact only when it mates; often males will fight with one another over a female

Geographical Distribution – Americas

World Population – Unknown, yet considered to be decreasing

Conservation Status – Near Threatened

Natural Habitat – Brushy areas often in the vicinity of peat bogs or shallow ponds, areas with thick moss

Diet – Grasshoppers, crickets, spiders, ants, beetles, flies, other insects

Predators – Unknown