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Hyla arborea

Hyla arborea
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Copyright: TOMESCU Cezar Valentin (tomcezar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 282] (1823)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-20
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon ZOOM LENS EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5,6II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-28 23:50
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Points: 2
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The European tree frog is the common name of Hyla arborea. The original name of this frog was Rana arborea. Some of the other common names include:

Rainette verte (French)
Laubfrosch (German)
Ranita de San Antonio (Spanish)
Obyknovennaya kvaksha (Russian)
Brotăcel (Romanian)
Levelibéka (lit. leaf frog) (Hungarian)
There are also five recognized subspecies of H. arborea.

H. arborea are small tree frogs. Males range from 1.3-1.8 in (32–43 mm) in length, and females range from 1.6-2.0 in (40–50 mm) in length. They are slender with long legs. Their dorsal skin is smooth, while their ventral skin is granular. Their dorsal skin can be green, gray, or tan depending on the temperature, humidity, or their mood. Their ventral skin is a whitish color, and the dorsal and ventral skin is separated by a dark brown lateral stripe that goes from the eyes to the groin. Females have a white throat, while males have a golden brown throat with large (folded) vocal sacs. The head of H. arborea is rounded, the lip drops strongly, the pupil has the shape of a horizontal ellipse and the eardrum is clearly recognizable. Also, the discs on the frog's toes, which it uses to climb trees and hedges, is a characteristic feature of H. arborea . Also, like other frogs, the hind legs are much larger and stronger than the fore legs, enabling the frog to jump rapidly.

I have in my garden a lot of European tree frogs. Every night I have a great musical. One night, on the wall of my house, I caught a little European frog.

The picture is a crop.

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I love frogs, and like the pose and eyecontact of this Hyla!

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