Florida's Frogs

Treefrogs (Family Hylidae)


Pine Barrens Treefrog
(Hyla andersonii)


Pine Barrens Treefrog by Kevin Enge

Pine Barrens Treefrog by USFWS via Wikimedia Commons

Pine Barrens Treefrog (click on small image to view larger)

 Photos by Kevin Enge (FWC). These photos may not be used without the express written permission of the photographer.


Usually 1 to 1.75 in. (max. 2 in.)


Stout body is bright green; skin is smooth. Sides are marked with distinctive brownish-purple stripes, bordered in white, that run from the snout through the eyes and down each side of the body. The hidden surfaces of the legs, armpits, and groin are marked with spots of orange pigment. Like all treefrogs, this species has enlarged, sticky toepads. 


April to August; lays eggs singly, attached to sphagnum moss or the bog substrate. Call is a rapidly repeated, nasal quonk-quonk. To hear frog calls, visit the USGS Frog Call Lookup and select the species you want to hear from the common name drop-down list.


Ants, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, other small invertebrates.


Found in Florida only in the panhandle, usually within about 100 yards of breeding sites. Breeds in hillside seepage bogs.

Pine Barrens Treefrog Range

Map by Monica E. McGarrity - may be used freely for education.


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