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Squirrel Treefrog

Hyla squirella

 

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Hyla_squirella_adult - click to enlarge

HABITAT

A common "backyard" species found in a variety of habitats in their range including woodlands, pasture ponds, gardens and roadside ditches.

BREEDING SEASON 

Spring/Summer, April-August

SIMILAR TADPOLES

Hyla chrysoscelis, Hyla cinerea

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Hyla_squirella_tadpole - click to enlarge

APPEARANCE

Head

Lateral eyes. 

Body

This is an extremely variable and difficult to identify tadpole. Color ranges from brown to green.  The belly is yellow with a black center.

Tail  

The tail is long and deep with a flagellum.  Fins are clear or with few dark flecks. 

APPROXIMATE MAXIMUM SIZE

Small: 1.25 inches, 32 mm.

Hyla_squirella_tadpole_length

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