Up to 2.25" (57mm). Usually bright green with a white stripe on either side but some may have yellow spots or flecks. May change color to dull gray green during winter or periods of inactivity.
Eggs are black to very dark brown and white; laid from early spring to mid-summer in small masses attached to floating vegetation or detritus; hatch in 4-6 days. Tadpoles are green with a yellow or white stripe from each nostril to the eye; medium sized; metamorphose in about two months.
Although often found among a variety of trees, it is frequently seen among vegetation around the edges of ponds, swamps and lakes, particularly cattails. This is a common treefrog which is also often encountered in urban areas, especially with lights near water. Generally rests during the day under broad leaves with legs tucked and eyes closed.
Bullfrogs do not have dorsolateral ridges. Leopard frogs have rows of dark blotches or spots down the back and their dorsolateral ridges are yellow or gold.
Squirrel treefrogs lack defined white stripes along sides but are brown on sides (lower) and usually have light line on upper lip.
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