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Florida Boardwalk Animal Fact Sheet
GREEN TREE FROG (AMERICAN)
Hyla cinerea

Range:
Southeastern USA primarily, from Eastern Virginia to Southeast Florida in the East and central Texas to the west. The American Green Tree Frog is a common backyard species that is popular as a pet, and is the state amphibian of Georgia and Louisiana.
Habitat: Around lakes, ponds, swamps and wetland, near trees and shrubs.
Diet: They eat all kids of insects and are often found around outdoor lights at night where insects are. In captivity they will eat crickets, flies, moths and worms - but they may also need some vitamin supplements.
Status: They are listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red-List given their high densities and apparently stable populations.
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Weight: Varies.

Length: 1.25 - 2.25 in (3.2-5.7 cm).
Lifespan: 2 to 3 years in the wild.
Reproduction & Offspring:

To attract a breeding mate, the males have a loud and distinct call. Usually mating will take place after heavy rain - sometime around late spring or early summer.


 

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