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Green Tree Frog

Georgia State Amphibian

Green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) in south Georgia; photo by tom spinker on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Amphibian of Georgia

The green tree frog (hyla cinerea) was designated the official state amphibian of Georgia in 2005 (the green tree frog is found throughout most of the state). Eighty-five species of amphibians live in Georgia - the only state with a greater diversity of amphibians is North Carolina. All State Amphibians

The diminutive green tree frog (about 2 inches long) is lime-green with a white stripe down each side. The green tree frog is also recognized by the night-time choruses produced by large groups of males during the warm months in Georgia. It spends most of its time in the trees eating insects, but is also sometimes found clinging to smooth surfaces like windows and sliding glass doors.