Adult snout-vent length averages about 38 mm. Dorsal suface is smooth and green with a lateral plum-colored band. The legs are bright orange on their concealed surfaces. The ventral surface is areolated and white in color. Toes are partially webbed, fingers are entirely free. Digital pads are small. Adults are sexually dimorphic in their size, throat color, and angle of the jaw. Pattern and coloration of newly metamorphosed juviniles resemble adults.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States
U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, South Carolina
This species is found in the Atlantic Coastal Plain in two distinct populations, one in New Jersey and one in North Carolina. In New Jersey this frog is found in the pine barrens of counties south of and including Monmouth county. In North Carolina this species occurs in Cumberland, Bladen, Moore, Richmond and Sampson counties. There is one report of this from in Richmond county, Georgia.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Eggs are laid singly, with the vitellus measuring about 1.2 to 1.4 mm.
Gosner, K. L. and Black, I. H. (1963). ''Hyla andersonii.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 54.1-54.2.
Written by April Robinson (holden AT uclink4.berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-02-02 (2001-05-09)
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