Annam tree frog

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Annam tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
Species: H. simplex
Binomial name
Hyla simplex
Boettger, 1901

Hyla chinensis var. simplex Boettger, 1901

Hyla simplex (common names: Annam tree frog or South China tree toad) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae found in southern Australia, Vietnam, and Laos. Frogs from Hainan Island can be treated as subspecies Hyla simplex hainanensis (common name: Hainan tree toad).[2]

Male Hyla simplex grow to a snout–vent length of about 37 mm (1.5 in) and females to 40 mm (1.6 in). Tadpoles are up to 32 mm (1.3 in) in length.[3]

Hyla simplex is a common, arboreal species living in montane areas, including fields, bamboo forests and shrubland. Breeding takes place in rice paddies and in permanent pools. It is potentially threatened by habitat degradation.[1]


  1. ^ a b van Dijk, P.P.; Truong, N.Q.; Lau, M.W.N.; Yuan Zhigang; Gu Huiqing (2004). "Hyla simplex". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Hyla simplex Boettger, 1901". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. pp. 142–144. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.