Pacific Treefrog

Scientific Name:

Pseudacris regilla




Wetlands, forests, chaparral, meadows, and woodlands


Western North America


Least Concern (IUCN Red List)

This species is


to the Truckee Meadows.


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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