Adult snout-vent length is 23 to 37 mm, with no obvious sexual dimorphism in size. The doral surface is gray, green or brown and smooth to slightly granular. There is a partial bar between the eyes, a white or pale yellow line on the upper lip, and a faint line extending from below the eye to the shoulder. The snout is rounded. Skin on the venter is areolate. The diameter of the tympanum is about half that of the eye.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States. Introduced: Bahamas.
U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia
Occurs on the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plain from southeasten Virginia to the Florida Keyes and west to near Corpus Christi, Texas. Reaches the lower piedmont of North Carolina and possibly southeast Oklahoma.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Call is a raspy "quack" usually given by lone males in trees and bushes during the day.
Martof, B. S. (1963). ''Hyla squirella.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 168.1-168.2.
Originally submitted by: April Robinson (first posted 2001-02-05)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Hyla squirella: Squirrel Treefrog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/965> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 6, 2023.
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