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Green Treefrog

Hyla cinerea

 

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Hyla_cinerea_adult - click to enlarge

HABITAT

Found in many aquatic habitats such as swamps, lakes, streams and ponds with emergent vegetation, typically in permanent aquatic habitats.

BREEDING SEASON

Spring/Summer, March-September

SIMILAR TADPOLES

Hyla chrysoscelis, Hyla squirella, Hyla femoralis

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Hyla_cinerea_tadpole - click to enlarge

APPEARANCE

Head

Lateral eyes.  A key feature for identification of this tadpole is a pale yellow stripe on either side of the head that stretches from the nostril to the eye.

Body

Hyla cinerea tadpoles are olive-green.

Tail

The tail may be spotted with dark or light spots and can be washed with red similar to Hyla chrysoscelis and Hyla femoralis.

APPROXIMATE MAXIMUM SIZE

Medium: 1.6 inches, 40mm.

Hyla_cinerea_tadpole_length

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