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Jmacmetro
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Tree Frog ID

Post by Jmacmetro » July 21st, 2015, 10:54 am

ImagePseudacris streckeri illinoensis (possibly) by Jimmy Mac, on Flickr
Hi all, I have these tree frogs that have bred in a number of small ponds in the garden center that I work at in NE New Jersey. I am trying to identify if they are a native species and can be released in local areas. I do have other pictures of the almost frog tadpoles if that would be helpful. Thanks,
Jimmy

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Re: Tree Frog ID

Post by pete » July 21st, 2015, 4:07 pm

It looks like a pacific tree frog pseudacris regilla. They show up in plant shipments from norcal and Oregon. Cool that they are breeding there! Don't release them elsewhere please!

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Re: Tree Frog ID

Post by Jmacmetro » July 21st, 2015, 5:08 pm

ok, thanks. We do get plants from both places.

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Re: Tree Frog ID

Post by MCHerper » July 22nd, 2015, 1:53 pm

If they are Pseduacris regilla, they are the frogs with the classic 'ribbit' call. Interesting that they are here and breeding.

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Re: Tree Frog ID

Post by Jmacmetro » July 22nd, 2015, 2:15 pm

Actually they don't have that call. It is more of a single rattle type call. Unusual. All of our water plants came from central Pa. and I felt that would be the most likely source. That's why I thought they may be a Northeast species.

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Re: Tree Frog ID

Post by cbernz » July 22nd, 2015, 8:20 pm

Jmacmetro wrote:Actually they don't have that call. It is more of a single rattle type call. Unusual. All of our water plants came from central Pa. and I felt that would be the most likely source. That's why I thought they may be a Northeast species.
In that case, it's probably a feriarum or triseriata.

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Re: Tree Frog ID

Post by MCHerper » July 23rd, 2015, 11:52 am

Does the call sound like you are slowly running your fingernail up a comb (with an emphasis on the clicking sound)?

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Re: Tree Frog ID

Post by Jmacmetro » July 24th, 2015, 1:29 pm

Ah ha, I listened to the sounds of both of those and it definitley sounds very close to a feriarum. That would make more sense than a western species. I think that's it. Thanks all. Thanks cbernz

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