Tree frog at Camp Colby Ranch in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Photo by Jennifer Cole
Saw this in the first trail we went through.
Frog found in Eaton Canyon on September 9,2014 at 2:48 p.m.
This Pseudacris cadaverina was found while hiking at Etiwanda Nature preserve when it was 80 degrees with no cloud cover at 11:32am. We had to go off the main trail and find a stream where the different species of frog are found at different parts (ie upstream vs downstream). This Pseudacris cadaverina is a lighter color because they are adapted to blend in with the light boulders (seen in picture #3). The key features to tell it is a Pseudacris cadaverina is the light color, the wide mouth, thick toe pads, and lack of a eye stripe (seen in picture #2). Also caught is a juvenile P. cadaverina (seen in picture #4). If you notice the diffirence in size; the juvenile is only half the size of my distal phalanx. The juvenile probably just recently undergone metamorphosis from a tadpole.
The California tree frog or California chorus frog (Pseudacris cadaverina) is a "true" tree frog (family Hylidae) from southern California (USA) and Baja California (Mexico). Until recently, the California tree frog was classified in the genus Hyla.