Gray Tree Frog Fact Sheet

Class:
Amphibia
Order:
Anura
Family:
Hylidae
Genus:
Hyla
Species:
versicolor
Size:
1.25 – 2 in. long
Life Span:
 7 years
Reproduction:
Breeding occurs late April to May where the female lays approximately 1,000 – 2,000 eggs.
Range:
Found in tropical lowlands from southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and in northern South America
Habitat:
Inhabit all elevations of wooded areas near temporary and permanent waters such as swamps, ponds, lakes, and thickly wooded areas
Diet:
Insects, snails, worms, algae
Description:
Features shades of gray and brown with variable darker markings on a roughly textured skin. Its color can change to almost white as temperature changes.

 

Fun Facts: 

  • Their gray color serves as camouflage within densely wooded areas. Their skin is able to assume most natural colors in which it comes to contact with helping it to blend in perfectly.

  • Tadpoles metamorphosize into froglets in six to eight weeks.

  • During hibernation, 80 percent of their body freezes and the eye becomes opaque as breathing and heartbeat are temporarily suspended.

 

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