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Checklist of Amphibian Species and Identification Guide

Barking Treefrog, Hyla gratiosa

Barking Treefrog
The Barking Treefrog is one of the larger treefrog species found in the United States attaining lengths close to 2.75 inches. The are often very spotted on their dorsal surface as the above picture shows. Their color can be highly variable within a given individual as they have the ability to change much or all of their coloration. They range from shades of lime or bright green with patches of yellow to various shades of brown. The spots on their dorsal surface are usually present. In some cases, the spots may not be seen when the frog becomes really dark brown, or when they are bright green. This species has received its name from its dog-like call.
Barking Treefrog Range

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