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Barking Treefrog Hyla gratiosa

   

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Barking Treefrog, spotted light phase
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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family



Description Variable colors - gray, green to brown. Dark round markings on dorsum. Males have a large vocal sac.


Dimensions 5-7cm. (2-2 3/4")


Voice Loud barking sound. Given near water.


Breeding March-August. Gathered at permanent water source.


Habitat Summer months in treetops. Winter it burrows underground amongst moist vegetation.


Range Virginia to Florida Coastal Plain. also along Gulf states- Kentucky & Tennessee.


Discussion Burrows in sand in hot weather Nocturnal. Excellent as a pet.


 

 

 

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