AmphibiaWeb - Hyla andersonii


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Hyla andersonii Baird, 1854
Pine Barrens Treefrog
Subgenus: Dryophytes
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
genus: Hyla
Taxonomic Notes: Duellman et al. (Zootaxa 2016) treated two major clades as genera; AmphibiaWeb treats these two clades as subgenera(Hyla in the Old World; Dryophytes in the New World and East Asia), thus stabilizing traditional taxonomy.
Hyla andersonii
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Near Threatened (NT)
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National Status None
Regional Status None
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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

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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.

Originally submitted by: April Robinson (first posted 2001-02-02)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Hyla andersonii: Pine Barrens Treefrog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 14, 2024.

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