Treefrogs of the United States
There are 7 genera with 26 species in North America. Treefrogs are small and have slender legs and their pupils are horizontal.
Arboreal treefrogs are typically walkers and climbers, and are reluctant jumpers. Their toe tips are expanded into sticky adhesive pads used in climbing. Limbing is further aided by the presence of cartilage between the last two bones of each toe. The cartilage allows the tips of the toe to swivel backward and sideways while keeping the sticky toe pad flat against the climbing surface. A few treefrogs, such as the North American Acris, have returned to a terrestrial existence, lack the large toe pads, and are active leapers.
Male treefrogs in our range typically call while perched on vegetation in, over or near water. Males clasp females just behind the forelimbs. Masses of eggs are laid in the water.
There are 26 species of Treefrogs in the U.S.
Found from Southern New York to Florida panhandle west to Texas and southeastern New Mexico, north to South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Found from the coastal plain from southeastern Virginia to Mississippi and eastern Louisiana.
The population centers are scattered in the mid Atlantic and South.
Found from southern Utah to central Colorado, south into Mexico with isolated populations in northeastern New Mexico and the Big Bend region of Texas.
Found from extreme southern Illinois southwest to Florida panhandle and south to Louisiana with isolated populations in northeastern Georgia and on the Georgia/South Carolina border.
Found from southwestern California into northern Baja California.
Found from southern Ontario and Maine to northern Florida west to central Texas, north through Oklahoma to Manitoba.
Found from Delaware south along the coastal plain into Florida and the Keys, west to southern Texas, and north through central Arkansas and western Tennessee to Illinois.
Found from Manitoba to the Maritime Provinces, south through central Florida, west to eastern Texas, and north into central Wisconsin.
Found in the mountains of central Arizona and New Mexico.
Found from coastal plain from southeastern Virginia to sothern Florida (except the Everglades) and west along the coast to Louisiana with some isolated populations in central Alabama.
Found from the coastal plain from southeastern Virginia to southern Florida and Louisiana. Also, isolated populations in the northern parts of the Gulf States and Tennessee and Kentucky. Introduced into southern New Jersey..
Found from southern British Columbia to Baja California east to Montana, Idaho, and Nevada, also on the Channel Islands off of southern California.
Found from The coastal plain from southeatern Virginia to Florida and the Keys west along the Gulf ocast to central Texas with isolated populations in northern Mississippi, Louisiana, and southeastern Oklahoma.
Found from southeastern Virginia along the coastal plain through southern Florida and west to southeastern Alabama.
Introduced into southern Florida from Cuba.
Found from southeastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania in a band to central Alabama with isolated populations in West virginia and Mississippi.
Found from the coastal plain from eastern Virginia to eastern Georgia.
Found from central Kansas south through central Texas to the Gulf of Mexico and introducted into Montana.
Found from the coastal plain from eastern North Carolina through Florida to southern Mississippi.
Found from the coastal plain from North Carolina to central Florida and eastern Louisiana.
Found from northcentral Oklahoma and western Arkansas south through Texas to the Gulf with separate populations in central Illinois and southeastern Missouri and adjacent Arkansas.
Very Widespread! Found from Alberta Canada to northern New York (except New England, the northern Appalachians, and the southern coast), south to Georgia, west to Arizona..
Found from extreme south central Arizona south along the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Found from extreme southeastern Texas, south into Mexico.