- Slim, smooth body and large finger and toe pads.
- Typically bright green, with lateral stripes of white or yellow coloration.
Lateral stripes usually extend to groin, but may be much shorter, or even lacking.
Many individuals have small yellow dorsal spots.
Hyla cinerea reaches an adult size between 3-6 cm (1-2.5 in).
In North America, Hyla cinerea is found in the deep South, from Maryland to Texas.
Hyla cinerea is nocturnal and tends to walk, rather than simply leaping. This treefrog feeds on various insects.
Breeding occurs form March to October. Males call just before dark. Eggs are laid in a jelly envelope attached to floating plants.
Hyla cinerea prefers wet or moist areas such as swamps, lake sides, and the edges of streams, though it may occasionally be found in brackish water.
The green treefrog is not a protected species in Texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license.
In Texas, Hyla cinerea is primarily restricted to the eastern third of the state, including central and south Texas. Unfortunately, this species has been introduced to Big Bend National Park, well outside of its native distribution.