Pseudacris nigrita


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudacris nigrita
Species Authority: (LeConte, 1825)
Common Name(s):
English Southern Chorus Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-08-14
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Hammerson, G.A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Angulo, A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

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).
United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)
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Population [top]

Population: Many secure subpopulations exist throughout its range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Overall this species is not considered to be threatened. Clear-cutting and urbanization probably impact local subpopulations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No species-specific conservation actions are needed. It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Pseudacris nigrita. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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