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    I have a 75 gallon aquarium in which I have live aquarium plants. The plants were ordered from various states but predominantly Florida sourced. Somehow a rogue egg survived my decon process and a tadpole hatched. Months later and a teeny frog climbs out of my tank last night. I would appreciate any help identifying what specific king of frog he is. Since we're stuck with each other, I want to take care of him properly.
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    Are there pads on the toes? I can't tell. If there are then at least you know it's a tree frog.

    http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/wil...fo/frogstoads/

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    Are there pads on the toes? I can't tell. If there are then at least you know it's a tree frog.

    http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/wil...fo/frogstoads/
    Thanks. I'm trying to get a closer look. He's so tiny right now. The link you provided will help out when I do get a better look. I think he might be a tree frog. Now I have to figure out what to feed him.

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    Judging by the reddish eyes, the two stripes on this animal, general shape, and the location it came from (Florida), I would have to say it looks like a very young Cuban tree-frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) that hitchhiked its way up to where it is now. Better photos would help with pinning the ID though, so if you have anymore they will be appreciated!

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    [QUOTE=Cliygh and Mia 2;278557]Judging by the reddish eyes, the two stripes on this animal, general shape, and the location it came from (Florida), I would have to say it looks like a very young Cuban tree-frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) that hitchhiked its way up to where it is now. Better photos would help
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    More pics....
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    When it develops you might be better able to identify it. it does seem to be some kind of tree frog.
    Pinhead crickets or flightless fruit flies should work.

    Here's the list of tree frogs. I think you can probably rule out Green and Gray.
    Pine Barrens Treefrog Hyla andersonii
    Western Bird-voiced Treefrog Hyla avivoca avivoca
    Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis
    Green Treefrog Hyla cinerea
    Pinewoods Treefrog Hyla femoralis
    Barking Treefrog Hyla gratiosa
    Squirrel Treefrog Hyla squirella
    Cuban Treefrog Osteopilus septentrionalis

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    Thanks so much! I did go buy some flightless fruit flies. He is just staring at them right now but hopefully he goes for one soon. You have been a big help.

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    Now that I look at it some more, it still does look like a Cuban tree-frog, which does explain why it came from Florida, as they are an established invasive species there. Note the reddish eyes, fairly large toepads, and on an animal this young, the dorsal-lateral stripes, which I'm fairly certain other frogs would lack at this age, at least to the degree that this animal displays.

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