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: 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 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
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Population [top]

Population: Many secure populations exist throughout the range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species 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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is not threatened. Clear-cutting and urbanization probably impact local populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation methods are needed. It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Pseudacris nigrita. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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