|The canyon treefrog is found throughout
the southwest, mainly in southern Utah, western New Mexico, southwest
Texas, all but western Arizona and northern Mexico at elevations up to
animals spend their lives close to water and mainly live in riparian
areas in rocky canyons. They are typically found along streams among
medium to large boulders. The canyon treefrog can function at cooler
temperatures than many frogs, however, when it gets too cold it protects
itself by retreating underground.
Canyon treefrogs are well
camouflaged and usually do not move until you are right on top of
them (watch your step in treefrog country!).
The treefog eats insects of various kinds. It breeds
in July and August during summer rains as well as in the spring. The
males croak loudly to attract females to breeding sites. Eggs are laid
in a large mass that floats on the surface of the water.