Gray Treefrog Morph

While working at a jobsite in Hampstead, Carroll County, Maryland, performing year-1-of-5 wetland mitigation monitoring, Will and I observed a juvenile Eastern Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor).

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The metamorphosis of a gray treefrog from tadpole to an adult is from about 45 to 65-days.

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This particular specimen, about the size of a nickel, still had a stub of a tail.

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Within the next week or so, the tail muscle will continue to deenerate (show evidence of decline), and the remains of the appendage will be absorbed into the body.

Cool!

 

 

 

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