Male tree frogs can grow to about 5cm in length; females at 7.5cm are slightly larger.
The coloring of tree frogs varies from green¬-grey to a less common muddy¬ brown. Not all specimens have the eponymous four lines on their back.
Common tree frog
The Common tree frog, also called Fourlined tree frog or Golden Tree frog, is widely spread around Southeast Asia. This Amphibian spends most of its time jumping around the canopy using its powerful legs and long digits with adhesive pads. They are listed as Least Concern by IUCN.
Did you know...?
… that tree frogs live near water not because they like to drink (actually they absorb water through their skin never really having to ‘drink’), but because without ponds, lakes or rivers they cannot breed.
Tree frogs are carnivores, feeding on all kinds of insects, worms, spiders, and occasionally small fish and lizards. They tend to be nocturnal but may come out in a rainstorm in search of food.
Tree frogs tend to inhabit marginal humid forest regions such as subtropical or tropical forests, moist lowland and montane forests, moist scrubland and even seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.
Male tree frogs sing until a female comes, climbs a nearby branch and drums with her feet. They build a nest hanging about 10 to 75cm above water from branches or leaves. Mated female tree frogs release a foamy secretion which contains between 150 and 900 eggs. This foam gets mixed with sperm from the male. After about 5 to 6 days the tadpoles drop out of the foam nest and into the water. They slowly metamorphose into frogs developing legs and losing their tails.