American Green Tree Frog

The American Green Tree Frog is a species of amphibian widely distributed across central and southeastern parts of the United States. Commonly found in habitats with floating vegetation, these frogs inhabit lakes, marshes, streams, small ponds and on occasion, swimming pools and are popular pets. Fully-grown adults can measure up to 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) in length. Their color varies from lime green to bright yellow with hues of olive, dependent on temperature and lighting. Abdomens are white to pale yellow. Males have wrinkled throats and are larger than females. As insectivores, diets consist of crickets, flies, mosquitoes and other small insects. During breeding season, females typically produce a single clutch containing up to 400 eggs. Research suggests a relationship exists between clutch size and the size of the female. On average eggs take five days to hatch, but usually range from four to 14 days.