Hallowell's tree frog

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For another species commonly called Hallowell's tree frog, see Dryophytes cinereus.

Hallowell's tree frog
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
H. hallowellii
Binomial name
Hyla hallowellii
(Thompson, 1912)
  • Hyla hallowellii (Thompson, 1912)
  • Hyla hallowelli (Van Denburgh, 1912)
  • Hyla hallowelli hallowelli (Inger, 1947)
  • Hyla hallowelli schmidti (Inger, 1947)

Hallowell's tree frog (Hyla hallowellii) is a small tree frog from Ryukyu Island in Japan.[3][1]

This frog has more webbing on its front feet than on its hind feet. it has smooth skin on its back and discs on its toes for climbing. Adult frogs eat leaves and twigs. They change color as they grow older.[1]

This frog can live near humans. The female frog lays its eggs in rice fields or other bodies of water that do not move. The tadpoles can grow to 40 mm in length.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Brian Petirs (October 15, 2001). "Hyla hallowellii". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  2. Yoshio Kaneko; Masafumi Matsui (2020). "Hyla hallowellii". 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T55499A11310605. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55499A11310605.en. Retrieved November 23, 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Hyla halowellii Thompson, 1912". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved November 23, 2020.