Found in warmer jungles and forests!
Tree Frog Scientific Classification
- Scientific Name
Tree Frog Conservation Status
Tree Frog Facts
- Main Prey
- Insects, Worms, Small Frogs
- Forests, woodlands and marshes
- Birds, Mammals, Reptiles
- Favorite Food
- Average Clutch Size
- Found in warmer jungles and forests!
Tree Frog Physical Characteristics
- Skin Type
- Top Speed
- 10 mph
- 2-4 years
- 2-17g (0.07-0.6oz)
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The tree frog is a small species of frog that spends its life in the trees. True tree frogs are found inhabiting the forests and jungles in the warmer regions all over the world.
Tree frogs are best known for their distinctive disc-shaped toes on the end of each leg. The rounded toes of the tree frog give its feet more suction and therefore better grip when moving around in the trees.
There are four main species of tree frog which vary in size from just a few to more than 10 centimetres in length. The European tree frog is found in meadows and shrublands across eastern Europe but is considered endangered in western Europe. The Common tree frog is the smallest of the tree frog species and is found in a variety of habitats across south-east Asia.
The Cuban tree frog is the largest of the four tree frog species and is natively found in Cuba and its surrounding islands, but has been introduced to parts of Florida, the Caribbean and Hawaii. The Red-Eyed tree frog is the most distinctive of the tree frog species and is native to the jungles of Central America. The Red-Eyed tree frog has a long narrow body and hind legs which point outwards, along with its characteristic red eyes.
As with other frogs and toads, tree frog are generally carnivorous animals, feeding primarily on insects, worms and spiders. The large Cuban tree frog will eat anything that will fit in its mouth including lizards, snakes, small mammals and even other frogs.
Due to their small size, the tree frog has numerous predators wherever it lives in the world. Birds, mammals and reptiles of all shapes and sizes prey on the tree frog and the tree frog is also known to be a tasty tree for large fish.
During the mating season, tree frogs make loud croak-like calls to one another in order to attract a mate. The female tree frog lays her eggs on a leaf above the water, which develop into tadpoles in just a few days when they fall into the water below. The metamorphic process from tadpole to adult tree frog can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.View all 25 animals that start with T
Tree Frog FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are Tree Frogs herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?
Tree Frogs are Carnivores, meaning they eat other animals.
What Kingdom do Tree Frogs belong to?
Tree Frogs belong to the Kingdom Animalia.
What class do Tree Frogs belong to?
Tree Frogs belong to the class Amphibia.
What phylum to Tree Frogs belong to?
Tree Frogs belong to the phylum Chordata.
What family do Tree Frogs belong to?
Tree Frogs belong to the family Hylidae.
What order do Tree Frogs belong to?
Tree Frogs belong to the order Anura.
What type of covering do Tree Frogs have?
Tree Frogs are covered in Permeable skin.
In what type of habitat do Tree Frogs live?
Tree Frogs live in forests, woodlands, and marshes.
What is the main prey for Tree Frogs?
Tree Frogs prey on insects, worms, small frogs.
What are some predators of Tree Frogs?
Predators of Tree Frogs include birds, mammals, and reptiles.
How many eggs do Tree Frogs lay?
Tree Frogs typically lay 50 eggs.
What is an interesting fact about Tree Frogs?
Tree Frogs are found in warmer jungles and forests!
What is the scientific name for the Tree Frog?
The scientific name for the Tree Frog is Hyla.
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