This species is discontinuously distributed from western Pennsylvania southwest to northeastern Mississippi, central Alabama, and Georgia, USA (Conant and Collins 1991).
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in wooded hilly areas. it is terrestrial and probably hides under objects or underground when inactive. Eggs and larvae develop in pools in or adjacent to woods: spring pools, flooded ditches, and pools along streams, woodland ponds. Eggs are attached to leaves, sticks, or other vegetation in water.
Historically represented by many and/or large populations throughout most of the range, but number of extant populations is unknown. Status is poorly known. Hulse et al. (2001) mapped 28 locations at the northern extent of the range in Pennsylvania but stated that all of these are historical records; "no specimens have been reported in the past 20 years or so."
The major threats are unknown but logging might impact local populations.
Research on population status and threats is needed. It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Pseudacris brachyphona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55888A11372613. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55888A11372613.en