Squirrel Treefrog - Hyla squirella

Squirrel Treefrog

*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.

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Species Range:  The Coastal Plain from southeast Virginia, south to the Florida Keys, west to coastal Texas.

Louisiana Range:  Nearly statewide, but absent from much of north-central and northwest Louisiana. 

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Global Conservation Status:  Squirrel Treefrogs have a relatively wide distribution in the southeastern United States, a presumed large population, and tolerate a broad range of habitats, 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:  Squirrel Treefrogs do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks:  I have found this species routinely in many of the places I have herped in southern Louisiana, but they are most commonly observed by their calls during and after rain events.

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