Mediterranean tree frog

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Mediterranean tree frog
Hyla meridionalis MHNT Fronton.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
Species:
H. meridionalis
Binomial name
Hyla meridionalis
(Pope, 1929)
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Synonyms[1]
  • Hyla arborea var. meridionalis (Boettger, 1874)
  • Hyla perezii (Boscá, 1880)
  • Hyla viridis var. meridionalis (Boettger, 1883)
  • Hyla barytonus (Herón-Royer, 1884)
  • Hyla arborea var. meridionalis (Schreiber, 1912)
  • Hyla africana (Ahl, 1924)
  • Hyla meridionalis (Chaplin, 1950)
  • Hyla (Hyla) meridionalis (Fouquette and Dubois, 2014)

The Mediterranean tree frog or stripeless tree frog (Hyla meridionalis) is a frog from Africa and Europe. It lives in parts of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, France and Italy where there is plenty of water in the air.[1][2]

The female frog lays eggs on groups of plants near the edge of a body of water. The tadpoles hatch after eight to ten days. The very largest tadpoles grow to 5.5 cm long. They become frogs after three or four months. The frogs eat insects and insect-like animals, for example spiders.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hyla meridionalis Boettger, 1874". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Arie van der Meijden (September 29, 1999). "Hyla meridionalis". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved November 30, 2020.