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Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla (Hyla regilla)


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Pacific Treefrog
credit: kjfmartin

© Lang Elliot/ (audio)

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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family

Description Rough skinned. Green-tan in color with a black strop though eye & cheek. Gray throat on males.

Dimensions 2-5cm. (3/4-2")

Voice 2-part musical sound.

Breeding Early winter-spring. 10-90 eggs laid on underwater vegetation near waters edge. Hatches within 3 weeks, transforms after 2 1/2 months.

Habitat Various near aquatic settings.

Range West Coast of the United States (from North California, Oregon, and Washington) to British Columbia in Canada.

Discussion Active day/night. Matures quickly, able to breed the next breeding season after hatching. It's call used a lot in Hollywood films for an "authentic" outside nighttime sound.