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Pine Barrens Tree Frog   (Hyla andersonii)
Category: Amphibians



These attractive little green frogs can be distinguished from the American green tree frog by the white-bordered lavender stripe each side of their body. Adults are terrestrial but stay near water sources. They are tolerant of low pH, which is unusual in frogs, and are able to lay their eggs in shallow, acidic ponds. They are a rare species and only found in a few pockets of suitable habitat in the eastern United States.




Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Hylidae
Genus - Hyla
Species - H. andersonii

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Interesting Animal Facts

Only a Mother’s Love…

We are taught that toads leave their fertilized eggs in the water in long strings, which hatch into tadpoles, who live in the water until they grow legs and lungs and become toads. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, there always has to be an exception to the rule: the male Suriname toad implants eggs into the female’s back, which sink into her skin and forms pockets where the eggs eventually hatch into tadpoles. These tadpoles live on their mother’s back until transforming into toads, at which point they burrow out of her skin in a fascinating or horrifying (or both) display, depending on your perspective.

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