Native to deep south Texas and the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Populations have been introduced in parts of east Texas and southern Louisiana from the transport of potted plants.
These frogs are found living in moist vegetation in shaded areas of coastal plains and foothills. They are often seen in urban environments, and rarely found more than 1.5 meters above the ground. They like to live in palm groves, thick lawns, gardens, and ditches.
This small tree frog averages 16-24 mm in snout to vent length. It has a flat head with a pointed snout and noticeable tympana. Its skin is slightly bumpy, and it has small toe pads. Its ventrum is translucent, and its dorsum varies in color from grey to greenish to brown. It often has small dark spots or a mottled pattern. Most individuals have a distinct horizontal line of demarcation along the sides of the face, separating light dorsal coloration from dark lateral coloration.
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