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Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla (Hyla regilla)

   

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Pacific Treefrog
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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.


 

 

 

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