Barking Treefrog

Hyla gratiosa

About This Animal

SIZE: 3 in (5-7cm)

RANGE: Southeastern Virginia to south Florida and west to eastern Louisiana

HABITAT: Barking tree frogs are climbers and burrowers. This species can be found in open, mixed woodlands, farmlands, pasture ponds and gopher tortoise burrows.

DIET: Insects

ON EXHIBIT:  Discovery Hall at River Journey

Barking tree frogs are the largest native tree frog species in the United States.  The frog is known for its loud, strident barking call.  

Populations are stable.  All amphibians are at risk due to factors such as habitat destruction, pollution and diseases such as ranavirus and chytrid fungus.

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