The Green Tree Frog (H. cinerea) is native to the southeastern United States. It is common around areas of water such as swamps, marshes, slow-moving streams, lakesides, and even cattle watering troughs. The leaves of emergent vegetation (plants that are rooted underwater, but grow above the water surface) serve as favorite perches and resting spots during the day.
As adults, green tree frogs measure slightly over 2.0 inches (5.l cm) in length, although many individuals stay smaller. They are predominantly bright green in color but are capable of changing to a darker brown or olive green depending on the environmental conditions to which they are exposed. Most have a cream or yellow lateral stripe that runs from their mouth down their flanks, but this may be absent from frogs of certain populations. An albino variety of green tree frog is also occasionally available, having ghostly white, almost translucent skin and pink eyes.