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Cope's Gray Treefrog

Hyla chrysoscelis

 

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Hyla_chrysoscelis_adult - click to enlarge

HABITAT

Typically breeds in fishless habitats, including wet woodlands, ponds and swamps.

BREEDING SEASON

Spring/Summer, April-August

SIMILAR TADPOLES

Hyla cinerea, Hyla femoralis, Hyla squirella

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Hyla_chrysoscelis_tadpole - click to enlarge

APPEARANCE

Head

Lateral eyes. 

Body

Hyla chrysoscelis tadpoles are extremely variable in coloration and pattern.  Their color ranges from dark tan to gray to golden.  The belly is cream colored and the intestinal coil is visible.

Tail

The tail is long with a high tail fin and prominent flagellum. It can be clear or mottled with dark blotches and is often, but not always washed with orange or red coloration similar to Hyla femoralis and Hyla cinerea.

APPROXIMATE MAXIMUM SIZE

Medium:  1.25-1.75 inches, 32-45mm.

Hyla_chrysoscelis_tadpole_length

 

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