Barking Treefrog

Hyla gratiosa

Barking Treefrog

Hyla gratiosa
Least Concern
Hyla gratiosa
Defining Characteristics and Behavior:

The Barking treefrog is a medium-sized frog, usually ranging from 2 to 3.5 inches (5 to 9 cm) in length. Its coloration varies, ranging from light gray to brown or olive green, with darker markings and spots on its back and legs. This species is arboreal, meaning it lives in trees and shrubs near water sources, and it is also capable of swimming. One of its most distinctive features is its loud, barking call, which can be heard up to half a mile away. During the day, it hides in vegetation or under logs and rocks and becomes active at night to hunt for insects and other small prey.

Geographic Range and Habitat Preferences:
Fun Facts:
  1. The Barking Treefrog is sometimes referred to as the "rain frog" because its barking call is often heard during rainstorms.
  2. This species has been observed using its strong adhesive toe pads to climb up smooth surfaces such as glass and plastic.
  3. From a distance, a breeding chorus may sound like a pack of barking dogs.

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