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Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog; Green Tree Frog)

Synonyms: Calamita cinereus; Hyla cinerea cinerea; Hyla cinerea evittata; Hyla evittata

Wikipedia Abstract

The American green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) is a common species of New World tree frog belonging to the genus Hyla. A common backyard species, it is popular as a pet, and is the state amphibian of Georgia and Louisiana.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.14
EDGE Score: 2.1


Adult Weight [2]  10.82 grams
Female Maturity [3]  2 years
Male Maturity [3]  2 years
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Litter Size [3]  1,222
Litters / Year [2]  2
Snout to Vent Length [2]  2.6 inches (6.6 cm)
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central forest-grasslands transition United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central U.S. hardwood forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
East Central Texas forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Everglades United States Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Florida sand pine scrub United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Middle Atlantic coastal forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Mississippi lowland forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Ozark Mountain forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Piney Woods forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
South Florida rocklands United States Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeastern conifer forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Southeastern mixed forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Texas blackland prairies United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Gulf Coastal grasslands Mexico, United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Big Cypress National Preserve V 732120 Florida, United States
Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve National Park II 616880 Texas, United States
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge VI 19192 Maryland, United States
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge VI 16363 Delaware, United States
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Cape Hatteras National Seashore II 21476 North Carolina, United States
Cape Lookout National Seashore II 18379 North Carolina, United States
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge IV 8964 South Carolina, United States
Carolinian-South Atlantic Biosphere Reserve 310228 North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, United States      
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Colonial National Historic Park National Historical Park V 9316 Virginia, United States
Congaree Swamp National Park II 6095 South Carolina, United States
Cumberland Island National Seashore II 20629 Georgia, United States
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Fort Caroline National Memorial III 137 Florida, United States
Fort Matanzas National Monument III 269 Florida, United States
Fort Pulaski National Monument V 4213 Georgia, United States
George Washington Birthplace National Monument V 435 Virginia, United States
Gulf Island National Seashore II 67487 Florida, Mississippi, United States
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park V 1926 Alabama, United States
Jean Lafitte National Hist. Park & Preserve National Historical Park II 17686 Louisiana, United States
Little River National Wildlife Refuge   Oklahoma, United States
Little St. Simons Island   Georgia, United States
Moores Creek National Battlefield III 100 North Carolina, United States
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge IV 38256 Florida, United States
Padre Island National Seashore II 42068 Texas, United States
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 20317 South Carolina, United States  
Virginia Coast Biosphere Reserve 33386 Virginia, United States  

Emblem of

Georgia (US)


Agkistrodon piscivorus (conanti)[4]
Lanius ludovicianus (Loggerhead Shrike)[5]
Thamnophis sauritus (Eastern Ribbonsnake)[6]


Parasitized by 
Alaria marcianae <Unverified Name>[7]
Clinostomum attenuatum <Unverified Name>[7]
Cosmocercella haberi <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Birmingham Zoo
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Burger's Zoo
Caldwell Zoo
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cameron Park Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Park
Chicago Zoological Park
Dallas Zoo
Detroit Zoological Society
Erie Zoological Gardens
Florida Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Guadalajara Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Childrens Zoo (former Folsom)
Louisville Zoological Garden
Miller Park Zoo
Montgomery Zoo
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar
North Carolina Zoological Park
Oakland Zoo
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Pueblo Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Sacramento Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
South Carolina Aquarium
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tallinn Zoo
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tennessee Aquarium
The Philadelphia Zoo
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr
Virginia Living Museum
Virginia Zoological Park
Walford & North Shropshire College
Zoo of Acadiana

Range Map

Caribbean; Middle America; North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Sexual dimorphism in head shape and diet in the cottonmouth snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus), Shawn E. Vincent, Anthony Herrel and Duncan J. Irschick, J. Zool., Lond. (2004) 264, 53–59
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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