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Fish & Wildlife > Nongame & Endangered Wildlife > Wildlife Diversity - Herpetology > Frogs & Toads of Indiana > Green Tree Frog Green Tree Frog


Green TreefrogDescription
1-2” (3.2-5.7cm). Bright green, yellowish green, olive green, or lime green, may have gold or white flecking. Pale yellow stripe from upper lip to groin. Large toe pads.

Call Description
Call resembles that of a rising ‘cowbell’ and can be expressed by a nasal queenk-queenk-queenk. Call may be repeated up to 75 times within a minute.

Indiana Range
Extreme southwestern Indiana.

Diet
Insects

Habitat
Cypress swamps, sloughs, cattail marshes, lakes, and ponds.

Breeding Habitat
Permanent marshes, swamps, or sloughs.

Breeding Season
Mid-May to Early August

Eggs
Found in small packets under the surface of the water, attached to floating vegetation or its roots.

Tadpoles
Long pointed tail. Green with a yellowish or ivory stripe on side of head from snout to eye.

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