Gray Treefrog
Hyla chrysoscelis

Gray Treefrog

Description: The Gray Treefrog's back is usually two-toned gray with a broad patch of darker gray at the center. However, it also has the ability to blend into its surroundings by changing colors from green, brown or white. It can be distinguished from other treefrogs by the bright yellow or orange of the inner thighs.

Reproduction: The breeding season mostly takes place from April to October but it may also breed in winter.

Distribution: The Gray Treefrog is found in northern Florida, as far down as Marion County.

Habitat: It lives in damp habitats, open parks, farmlands and cypress heads. Most of the time it can be found in trees or shrubs growing in or near water.

Call: The call lasts up to ten seconds and is a coarse, resonant trill.

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Development of these pages was a cooperative effort. Photos were supplied by Barry Mansell Photos and calls were provided by Paul Moler, state herpetologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.