Pacific Treefrog

Scientific Name:

Pseudacris regilla

Type:

Amphibian

Habitat:

Wetlands, forests, chaparral, meadows, and woodlands

Range:

Western North America

Status:

Least Concern (IUCN Red List)

This species is

NATIVE

to the Truckee Meadows.

Identification:

Pacific treefrogs are small frogs, with adults growing to only about 2 inches long. They are generally a bright or pale green color with pale undersides and dark "eye mask" stripes. These frogs are more often heard than seen. Males have a recognizable call that resembles: "kreck-ek", or a "ribbit". Males will often repeat this call in attempt to attract females.

Fast Facts:

  • Pacific treefrogs will eat their own skin after they shed.

  • The “ribbit” sound of Pacific treefrog males is often used in movies.

  • These frogs have toe pads that help them climb up trees and other objects.

  • Pacific treefrog tadpoles are primarily herbivorous, whereas adults consume small invertebrates.

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Last Updated:

May 11, 2021, 10:31:59 PM