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Barking Treefrog Hyla gratiosa


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Barking Treefrog, spotted light phase
credit: Dawson

© Lang Elliot/ (audio)

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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family

Description Variable colors - gray, green to brown. Dark round markings on dorsum. Males have a large vocal sac.

Dimensions 5-7cm. (2-2 3/4")

Voice Loud barking sound. Given near water.

Breeding March-August. Gathered at permanent water source.

Habitat Summer months in treetops. Winter it burrows underground amongst moist vegetation.

Range Virginia to Florida Coastal Plain. also along Gulf states- Kentucky & Tennessee.

Discussion Burrows in sand in hot weather Nocturnal. Excellent as a pet.