Barking Treefrog - Hyla gratiosa


*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

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Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.


Similar Species: 

Species Range:  Primarily the Coastal Plain from eastern North Carolina south to southern Florida, and west to the Mississippi River in Louisiana, but also upland areas in northern Alabama and adjacent Tennessee. Isolated populations in Kentucky and adjacent Tennessee, Delaware and adjacent Maryland, and southeastern Virginia.

Louisiana Range:  The Florida Parishes.


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Global Conservation Status:  Barking Treefrogs have a relatively wide distribution in the southeastern United States and a presumed large population, and thus, are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red ListTheir NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Barking Treefrogs do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: In Louisiana, I observed this species in the wild and heard their calls in April 2021 at a site near Talisheek, and again in May 2022 at a site near Folsom. I have captured a couple individuals of this species at a site just across the Pearl River in Mississippi.

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