Pseudacris nigrita
Southern Chorus Frog, Florida Chorus Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found from the Southeastern U.S. from eastern North Carolina south to southern Florida and west to southern Mississippi (Conant and Collins 1991).

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in pine flat woods and forests, wet meadows, moist woodlands and prairies, often near small gum or cypress ponds; in or near ponds, potholes and ditches with grassy margins or emergent vegetation. It is a primarily terrestrial species that burrows into banks of ponds and ditches. Eggs and larvae develop in flooded roadside ditches and fields, margins of shallow ponds, temporary woodland pools and bogs. Eggs are attached to vegetation.


Many secure subpopulations exist throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Overall this species is not considered to be threatened. Clear-cutting and urbanization probably impact local subpopulations.

Conservation Actions

No species-specific conservation actions are 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 and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Pseudacris nigrita. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T55894A64733885. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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