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The Georgia Green Treefrog: Georgia's Official State Amphibian

The Georgia Green Treefrog: Georgia's Official State Amphibian.  Photo by Richard Bryant . E-mail address is richard_t_bryant@mindspring.com
Photo by Richard T. Bryant

Physical Description

Size: It is 1.25 - 2.25 inches (3.2 - 5.7 cm) long.
Color: Skin ranges from bright green to yellowish or dull greenish gray. A prominent white stripe extends from the mouth along the side of the body. The length of the stripe is variable. It usually extends almost to the thigh, but is absent in some populations. There may be small gold spots on the back. The belly color is light cream to green.

Reproduction

It breeds from March to October. Eggs are fertilization externally. The female lays up to 400 eggs in shallow, still water with abundant vegetation. It take eight weeks from the time the egg is hatched until it transformation occurs.

Habitat / Region

It is common throughout the Coastal Plain and Piedmont of Georgia. It prefers the swamps and open forrests with abundant moisture. It can be found on floating plants in these areas.

Not Endangered

It is not an endangered species.

Official Recognition

Official recognition as Georgia's State amphibian came on April 19, 2005 after a three year effort begun by children from Armuchee elementray school. The class project was to see how the legistative process works.

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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM