Hyla squirella

The squirrel tree frog is another southeastern species of treefrog, with enlarged toe pads, that is not as common as the green tree frog on Sanibel and Captiva. It is primarily green, greenish-yellow and sometimes brown with a white ventral side and no defined white stripe on the sides of its body. The squirrel tree frog is smaller than the green tree frog and only reaches 1.75” (4.5 cm) from head to vent (SVL). They are around near the interior wetlands of Sanibel, especially near the Sanibel River, and are highly arboreal. The squirrel tree frog’s call is a raspy “quonk-quonk-quonk” that often precedes rain events as well as during and after during the warm summer months.

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