Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family
Description Smooth skinned, greenish-grey, reddish, olive or brown. Dark stripes on back through eye & along sides. Toe tips small & round. Females have yellow vocal sac when calling.
Dimensions 1.9-3.8cm. (3/4-1 1/2")
Voice Rasping trill. Lasts 1-2 seconds. Similar to fingernails running over a comb. Occurs 18-20 times a minute.
Breeding Late-winter to summer. Through winter in warm areas. 500-1500 eggs laid in clusters in shallow water. 20-300 in a cluster.
Habitat Grassy areas near water. Also swamps, suburbs and woodland. Areas of less permanent water (to protect against predators)
Range From Canada to Gulf of Mexico, New Jersey & Arizona.
Discussion Nocturnal. Calls on warm nights. Very difficult to spot. Males and females in choruses. Diet includes small invertebrates and anthropoids.