Squirrel Tree Frog

Squirrel Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Hyla squirella

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Around 1.5 in

Life Expectancy – Around 8.5 years in captivity

Breeding Season – Between April and August

Incubation Period – Not known

Metamorphosis Period – Around 45 days

Special Features – Possesses large toe pads that helps it to cling to trees; color range from green to varying shades of yellow or brown with dark spots ; a white stripe runs from under the eyes along the jaw

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Southeastern United States

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Gardens, brush areas, trees, woods, vines

Diet – Ants, beetles, crickets, termites, spiders, other small invertebrates

Predators – Not known