Hyla cinerea

The green tree frog is a southeastern species of tree frog that can reach up to 2.5” (6.4 cm) from head to vent (SVL). They are primarily green on their dorsal side and white on the ventral with a distinctive white stripe on the side of the body. They are able to change to a dark brown color and are highly arboreal due to presence of large toe pads. Green treefrogs are common along the Sanibel River corridor and along freshwater bodies on Sanibel. They’re call is a distinctive “quank-quank-squank” which is heard primarly over the warmer summer months and especially during and prior to rain events.