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Squirrel Treefrog, Hyla squirella


Squirrel Treefrog Squirrel Treefrog
The Squirrel Treefrog is a smaller frog attaining lengths under 2 inches. This species is highly variable in color and pattern. A given individual can change color from green to brown and from spotted to plain. There may also be a light stripe along the side of the body. It is therefore generally suggested that this treefrog be identified by a process of elimination: Gray and Bird-voiced Treefrogs have a white spot under each eye; Pine Woods Treefrog has light, round spots on the rear of the thigh; the Cuban Treefrog is larger and warty; the lateral light stripe, when present, has an indistinct lower border in contrast to the Green Tribe that has a well defined lateral stripe; Chorus Frogs in general have smaller toe discs and less toe webbing than Treefrogs. In addition to mating calls, the Squirrel Treefrog has a call that it makes when it rains. This call is usually made from sites far from the breeding pond and sounds like some of the sounds that squirrels make, hence the name.
Squirrel Treefrog Range

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