Comments: Primarily in mesic situations; in the Bahamas, often in more xeric areas (pine forest); in banana plantings (Schwartz and Henderson 1991). Daytime retreats include surface objects, hollow logs, burrows of PELTAPHRYNE, high corners or beams of rooms of abandoned houses, nests of birds (grassquit, bananaquit); very occasionally females may be found in sun on tree trunks in wooded areas (Schwartz and Henderson 1991). Florida: suburbs as well as rural areas, including pinelands and mesic-tropical hammocks (Ashton and Ashton 1988). May congregate in swimming pools or cisterns (Philibosian and Yntema 1978). Eggs are laid in rain pools, temporary ponds, Typha marshes, flooded pastures, ditches with black mangrove, flooded areas in Terminalia stands, standing water in pinewoods and mixed pine-hardwoods; sometimes in brackish water (Ashton and Ashton 1988). Larvae aquatic. Males call from leaves, branches, limbs, and stems of saplings, and from vertical walls adjacent to pools (often small) of rain water (Schwartz and Henderson 1991).
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