Pine Barrens Treefrog
Distribution: This is an uncommon (in Florida) and highly specialized treefrog. In Florida, this treefrog is found only in hillside seepage bogs in a limited area of the western panhandle (Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties).
Size: The pine barrens treefrog in Florida reaches 1.25-1.50 inches in length. However, the pine barrens treefrog in the Carolinas and New Jersey may be slightly larger.
Description: The pine barrens treefrog has a bright green back with a brownish stripe running through the eye and down the side. The stripe is bordered by white or yellow. Additionally, there are yellow spots on the underside of the legs. Males call with a rapid "quank-quank-quank" on wet nights from March to September.
Special Note: The pine barrens treefrog is protected in Florida, due to its low population numbers and the destruction of its habitat.
Call: Their call is described as similar to the honking of a goose.
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Development of these pages was a cooperative effort. Photos were supplied by Barry Mansell Photos and calls were provided by Paul Moler, state herpetologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.