The California tree frog (Pseudacris cadaverina) is a cryptically colored species of frog, often resembling granitic stones. It is grey or light brown on its dorsum with darker blotches, and has a whitish venter. It is yellow on the undersides of its legs, groin and lower abdomen; males of the species have a dusky-yellow throat. The California tree frog has conspicuous toe webbing and pads, and its dorsal skin is roughened-warty.
Ten Facts about California Treefrog
- It is 2.9 to 5 cm long.
- The California Treefrog is distributed in discontinuous cismontane populations from San Luis Obispo County to Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California. It also can be found in many of the desert-facing arroyos.
- This species is found near streams and washes where there are rocks, quiet pools, and shade.
- The California Treefrog breeds from February to October.
- Their voice is like a loud, abrupt, low-pitched, duck-like quack. The calling males can create a deafening noise.
- Food includes small insects, earthworms, eggs, fishes & also eats leaves.
- Adults appear to be reproductively mature at two years.
- Life span can be 10-12 years.
- Snakes, birds, fishes prey them.
- Also know as Hyla cadaverina.