Lemon-Yellow Tree Frog
|Taxonomic Notes: Duellman et al. (Zootaxa 2016) treated two major clades as genera; AmphibiaWeb treats these two clades as subgenera(Hyla in the Old World; Dryophytes in the New World and East Asia), thus stabilizing traditional taxonomy.|
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The male's breeding call resembles a cicada chirping. The clutch contains 200-1000 eggs deposited in a few clumps of 270-315 eggs. It is deposited over a few hours, after which the female leaves the pool. The eggs are attached to submerged vegetation or drift in the water. metamorphosis occurs in different months of summer, depending on latitude. Sexual maturity is attained probably in the 3rd-4th year of life.
Tadpoles consume plant and animal matter. Adult frogs prey upon different insects, especially Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and imago Diptera. Mollusca, Arachnoidea, Homoptera, Hemiptera, Neuroptera etc.
Trends and Threats
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Written by Sergius L. Kuzmin (ipe51 AT yahoo.com), Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
First submitted 1999-11-10
Edited by Meredith J. Mahoney
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 1999 Hyla savignyi: Lemon-Yellow Tree Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/951> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 19, 2017.
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