Pseudacris brachyphona


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudacris brachyphona
Species Authority: (Cope, 1889)
Common Name(s):
English Mountain Chorus Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Geoffrey Hammerson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is discontinuously distributed from western Pennsylvania southwest to northeastern Mississippi, central Alabama, and Georgia, USA (Conant and Collins 1991).
United States
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Population [top]

Population: 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."
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are unknown but logging might impact local populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research on population status and threats is needed. It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Pseudacris brachyphona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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