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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

An Ample Amphibian

Before reptiles and mammals appeared to challenge amphibian supremacy on the land, amphibians were much larger. But while they have shrunk in size over the last 315 million years, the Chinese Giant Salamander never got the memo: at up to 5.9 feet in length and 66lbs, this amphibian is longer than your dog, and probably weighs at least as much! Compare that to Paedophryne amanuensis, the world’s smallest frog (and smallest vertebrate) who is the size of a house fly! Due to habitat loss, environmental changes, and over-hunting/collecting, the Chinese giant Salamander is critically endangered, though conservation efforts to save it are underway today.

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