Pine Woods Treefrog - Hyla femoralis


*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:  The Coastal Plain from southeast Virginia south to southern Florida, and west to the Mississippi RIver in Louisiana.

Louisiana Range:  The Florida Parishes.


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Global Conservation Status:  Pine Woods 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 List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

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

Author's Remarks:  I have not spent much time herping in their range in the state, but I have captured a couple individuals in the pictures above near Abita Springs (St. Tammany Parish). I have also detected this species at several other sites in St. Tammany Parish, some only by their calls.

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