Tree Frog


Full name: Hyla savignyi (Andouin, 1827) 


    Small sized species with a body length not exceeding 4,5cm. It has smooth skin the dorsal surface of which is green and the ventral surface has white/yellow coloration. The lateral surface of the body is traversed by a continuous dark stripe with white outline.


    It can be found in areas with medium height vegetation near stream and ponds. It prefers bushes of forest habitats.


    Adults: Invertebrates, mainly insects
Tadpoles: Algae and plant mater


    Taking place in standing water during the spring. Each female lays about 200 to 2,000 eggs that are released in parts. Tadpoles are hatched from the eggs and remain in the pond until there transformation into adults during late May.


Distribution in Cyprus:
    From the coast to an altitude of 1000m.
Distribution worldwide:
    Cyprus, southeastern Turkey, eastern Mediterranean coast to Georgia and Iran. The Cyprus is the westernmost point of distribution.


Condition: Common
Special protection:
    •    Strictly protected by European directive 92/43/EC
•    Strictly protected by national law 153(I)2003


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Herpetological Society of Cyprus (HSC) was established in 1990 with the aim of promoting, studying and conserving Cyprus’ herpetofauna. As part of its work, HSC fulfill presentations, educational seminars, studies and researches, along with other activities that relates with informing and educating the public about reptiles Cyprus.

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