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Hyla avivoca
Bird-voiced Treefrog
Subgenus: Dryophytes
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Taxonomic Notes: Duellman et al. (Zootaxa 2016) treated two major clades as genera; AmphibiaWeb treats these two clades as subgenera(Hyla in the Old World; Dryophytes in the New World and East Asia), thus stabilizing traditional taxonomy.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
Adults can reach snout-vent lengths of 38 mm in males and 53 mm in females. Coloration varies from green to grey to nearly black. This frog has a dark dorsal blotch, dark crossbars on the limbs, dark markings between the eyes, and a pale suborbital spot on each side of the head.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee

 

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The subspecies H. a. avivoca is found in the drainage systems of the Gulf coast and in the Mississippi River. H. a. ogechiensis occurs in the Atlantic coast drainage system. This frog is found discontinuously from Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties in South Carolina, west across Georgia and Alabama, in the panhandle of Florida and in suitable habitat in Mississippi. This species appears to be restricted to large-river swamps.

References

Smith, P. C. (1963). ''Hyla avivoca.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 28.1-28.2.



Written by April Robinson (holden AT uclink4.berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-02-02 (2001-05-09)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Hyla avivoca: Bird-voiced Treefrog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/728> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 22, 2017.



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