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Tree Frog, a Type of Tree Frog In the America

Green Tree Frog  Foto by Acevedonikonpics

What is Tree Frog?

Tree Frog is a diverse family of amphibians that includes more than 800 species. Not all tree frogs live in trees. Instead, the traits that unite them relate to their legs - the last bone in their toes (called terminal phalanxes) is shaped like claws.

Tree frogs also have toe pads to help them climb and many have extraskeletal structures on their toes. Tree frogs can have a variety of colors, but most of the species found in the United States are green, gray, or brown. Some of them, like the squirrel tree frog (Hyla squirella), have a chameleon-like ability to change color.

Tree frogs are found on every continent except Antarctica, but tree frogs are the most diverse in the tropics of the western hemisphere. About 30 species live in the United States, and more than 600 can be found in South and Central America. No wonder that many tree frogs are arboreal, meaning they live in trees. Special adaptations such as long toe and toe pads help them in climbing and jumping. Non-arboreal tree frogs find habitat in lakes and ponds or among damp soil cover. 

What are some Tree Frog foods?

Adult tree frogs are insectivorous, such as flies, ants, crickets, beetles, moths, and other small invertebrates. However, like a tadpole, most of them are herbivores. Tree frogs will most likely eat more in spring and summer than in winter.

Tree frogs are consumed by many carnivorous animals. Mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish all feed on tree frogs. Many frogs rely on camouflage to protect themselves from predators, and more arboreal species escape from land-dwelling predators by hiding in trees.

How old is Tree Frog?

The lifespan of tree frogs varies between species. Some of them are long-lived, such as the Australian green tree frog (Litoria caerulea), which is often kept for more than 15 years. Species with a life of fewer than three years are considered short-lived. North American gray tree frogs (Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysoscelis) are in the middle with ages five to nine.

Although tree frogs can grow in various sizes, most arboreal species are very small in size because they rely on slender leaves and branches to withstand their weight. At 4 to 5.5 inches (10 to 14 centimeters) long, the white-lipped tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata) of Australia and Oceania are the largest tree frogs in the world. k

The largest tree frog in the United States is a non-native Cuban tree frog, which reaches 3.8 to 12.7 centimeters in length. The world's smallest tree frog is less than an inch (2.5 centimeters) long. What is Tree Frog?

Tree Frog is a diverse family of amphibians that includes more than 800 species. Not all tree frogs live in trees. Instead, the traits that unite them relate to their legs - the last bone in their toes (called terminal phalanxes) is shaped like claws.

Tree frogs also have toe pads to help them climb and many have extraskeletal structures on their toes. Tree frogs can have a variety of colors, but most of the species found in the United States are green, gray, or brown. Some of them, like the squirrel tree frog (Hyla squirella), have a chameleon-like ability to change color.

Tree frogs are found on every continent except Antarctica, but tree frogs are the most diverse in the tropics of the western hemisphere. About 30 species live in the United States, and more than 600 can be found in South and Central America. No wonder that many tree frogs are arboreal, meaning they live in trees. Special adaptations such as long toe and toe pads help them in climbing and jumping. Non-arboreal tree frogs find habitat in lakes and ponds or among damp soil cover. 

Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysoscelis) are in the middle with ages five to nine.

Although tree frogs can grow in various sizes, most arboreal species are very small in size because they rely on slender leaves and branches to withstand their weight. At 4 to 5.5 inches (10 to 14 centimeters) long, the white-lipped tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata) of Australia and Oceania are the largest tree frogs in the world. 

The largest tree frog in the United States is a non-native Cuban tree frog, which reaches 3.8 to 12.7 centimeters in length. The world's smallest tree frog is less than an inch (2.5 centimeters) long. Below I will give you a glimpse of 2 types of Tree Frog information, namely

1. Red Eyes Tree Frog 

Red Eyes Tree Frog Photo by Esteban Cartin

Some scientists believe the red-eyed tree frog developed its bright red eyes to surprise predators into at least briefly questioning their food choices.

This iconic rainforest amphibian naps during the day clinging to the base of the leaves with eyes closed and body marks closed. When bullied, they show their protruding red eyes and show off their large orange netted legs and bright blue-and-yellow sides. This technique, called surprising coloring, can make a bird or snake pause, offering a precious moment for frogs to save themselves.

Red-eyed tree frogs, despite their striking color, are not venomous. They are found in the tropical lowlands of southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and in northern South America. Nocturnal carnivores, they hide in the rainforest canopy and feed on crickets, flies, and other insects with their long, sticky tongues.

2. American Green Tree Frog 

Green Tree Frog Photo by Two Gumboots

American Green Tree frogs come from the southeastern United States from Florida to Virginia, and as the name suggests, the color is bright green, which helps them camouflaged in the wild with the surrounding foliage. They have a light white or cream-colored stripe from the side of the head to the pelvis.

American green tree frogs are small in size. Their skin is porous and not recommended for many treatments, but they are one of the frogs that are easier to treat even for beginners. Maintaining the right environment for this powerful amphibian is not very difficult, but you need to provide at least an hour each week to clean its habitat.

This little frog is shy and does not tolerate handling; They squirm and will reject it. Some frogs, after years in captivity, may grow to receive them. But like most frogs, its soft skin and continuous hand contact can damage its skin.

As a nocturnal creature, males are very active and vocal at night. American green tree frogs are not cuddly pets, but fun to look at. Their big eyes seem to want to look somewhere, and their mouths always seem to smile endlessly. 

Well, that was a glimpse of information from tree frogs in the Americas, Tree Frog, and 2 types of Red Eyes Tree Frog and American Green Tree Frog. And there are many other frog species in the world of course interesting to know and to add insight into the types of amphibious animals, especially other frog species. References: wikipedia.org and nwf.org

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