This species' geographic range is from Atlantic and Gulf Coastal plains, United States, from southern Virginia to eastern Louisiana, south to southern Florida (Conant and Collins 1991).
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in pine flatwoods and savannahs and pine-turkey oak, usually near bogs or ponds. Occasionally it is found in hardwood forests and swamps. It is mostly arboreal, from low shrubs to high treetops. It hides under or in rotting logs, stumps or snags during dry or cold weather. Eggs and larvae develop in flooded ditches and transient pools and ponds, occasionally in cypress swamps.
It is common to abundant in many areas.
There are no major threats to this species.
Its range overlaps with many protected areas. No conservation measures are needed.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
The genus Dryophytes was resurrected from synonymy under Hyla by Duellman et al. (2016) and this species was transferred from Hyla to Dryophytes.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Dryophytes femoralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55481A112713840. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T55481A112713840.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019