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Tree frog

Tree frog
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Copyright: Euthymios Iv (euthiv) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 81] (470)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2007-10-29
Catégories: Amphibians
Appareil photographique: Nikon DSLR D70, AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposition: f/36.0, 1/80 secondes
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Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2010-03-13 5:57
Vue: 2569
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Points: 8
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
European tree frog (Hyla arborea)
Scientific classification


Phylum: Chordata

Class: Amphibia

Order: Anura

Family: Hylidae

Genus: Hyla

Species: H. arborea

Binomial name

Hyla arborea
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The European tree frog (Hyla arborea) is a small frog that can grow to a maximum length of 4.5 cm.
They are the only members of the widespread tree frog family (Hylidae) indigenous to Mainland Europe. Characteristic are the discs on the frog's toes which it uses to climb trees and hedges. There are three or four species and many subspecies:
• Hyla arborea (Linnaeus, 1758) (common or European tree frog)
• Hyla meridionalis Boettger, 1874 (Mediterranean tree frog or stripeless tree frog)
• Hyla intermedia Boulenger, 1882 (Italian tree frog) (not always considered a species)
• Hyla sarda (De Betta, 1853) (Sardinian tree frog)
The European tree frogs actually don't live in forests, but rather prefer sunny forest edges, bushy heaths, wet dune pans, wet scrubland and extensively used meadows and parks with ponds rich in submerged vegetation without fish nearby. These habitats are increasingly influenced by human activity. Hyla arborea, the common tree frog, is endangered in western Europe (nearly extinct in Belgium) while the more common Mediterranean tree frog lives in wet gardens, treegarths, vineyards, campings, and near pine trees.
Common tree frog
Historically, tree frogs were used as barometers because they respond to approaching rain by croaking. They also croak in the breeding season, even when migrating to their mating pools. Depending on subspecies, temperature, humidity, and the frog's 'mood', skin color ranges from bright to olive green, grey, brown and yellow. The head is rounded, the lip drops strongly, the pupil has the shape of a horizontal ellipse and the eardrum is clearly recognizable.
Males can be distinguished from females by their browny-yellowy, large (folded) vocal sacs in the throat region. The amplexus is axillary (in the armpits). Both adult males and females reach sizes up to 30-40 mm, rarely longer than 45 mm. The smooth, shining, usually leaf-green back and the white-yellowish to grey belly are separated by a dark stripe on its flank reaching from the nostrils, over the eye and the eardrum, to the groin, contrasting the green, and forming a dark spot near the hips. The hind legs are much larger and stronger than the fore legs, enabling the frog to jump rapidly.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Very nice capture of this little frog sitting on those plants.
The animal and also the plant in yours picture are very interesting.Well done.
Friendly greetings.Alin.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2010-03-13 9:53]


Very nice sharp photo of this pretty little guy. The ends of the digits apper to be translucent.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2010-03-14 5:42]

Bonjour Euthymios,
Very beautiful and special frog-shot! Very happy to have it as my neighbour. Attractive picture, well composed, taken by fine light which creates natural and subtle colors. Well done!
Kind regards

Hello Euthymios
wonderful shot of this tree frog, amazing details and the colors are so natural in the beautiful sunlight
a superb capture TFS

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