Description: The pinewoods tree frog is difficult to identify unless it is caught. This is because its most distinguishing characteristic, a row of small yellow, white or orange spots on the undersides of its thigh, is not visible while at rest, or when it leaps. Its overall coloring is grey or greenish gray.
Habitat: The habitat of treefrogs includes moist wooded, swamps, and brushy areas. The Pinewoods Treefrog can be found in pine flatwoods, as well as marshes. As their name suggests, tree frogs are well adapted to life in an arboreal environment. Their toes have adhesive disks that allow them to climb easily on bark or twigs.
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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.