Our frogs at a glance:
American Green Tree Frog
(lat. Hyla cinerea)
It lives in the Southeast oft the USA in three subspecies. Its preferred habitats are trees in wet forests or dense vegetation on the edge of ponds or slow-moving waters.
Being nocturnal, they usually spend the day on a tree branch or reed stems.
Their mating season begins in March, in the northern area of distribution in May, and lasts until the summer.
The eggs are laid in many lumps in ponds or floating aquatic plants. The tadpoles hatch within four to six days, and spend about 60 days in water until the metamorphosis is complete.
Poison Dart Frog
The common name poison dart frog already indicates an important feature of this amphibious group. This frog species produce a strong poison, which only serves to protect themselves from predators. They also have various bright warning colors.
The venom is a neurotoxin and is many times stronger than the known plant poison Curare. The poison dart frogs occur in Central America in the tropical rain forest. The poison was applied by the Indians on the arrow heads to increase their effectiveness. There is no known antidote. The frogs are protected by law.