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In this group belong over 500 different species located all around the world apart from Antarctica. Their size varies from 1.5 cm (Least Tree Frog / Hyla ocularis ) to 10 cm (Hyla vasta). They have got a typical bright green coloration with white or yellow ventral stripes, which may vary.
Tree frogs have strong and long legs, which enable them to climb, jump and make them very agile. They are able to cling (thank to adhesive pads), walk on narrow branches, catch the prey as well as jump up to 40 times their own length.
They hunt for food especially during night, which consists of insects and other small invertebrales. Reproduction cycle mainly depends on weather conditions. Males start to croak and call in order to attract females. Then the female lays eggs, the male fertilizes them with the seminal fluid. This occurs from mid April till mid August. Frogs inhabit almost all areas that are not very far from water (lakes, pools, freshwater rivers, bushes, rain-forests etc.).
They usually rest during the day and as the evening comes they start with typical noisy choruses. The chorus is interrupted by some intervals of silence and can be heard in long distances especially by the water.




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