This Japanese endemic species is distributed in Ryukyu Archipelago including Kikaijima, Amamioshima, Kakeromajima, Yoron Island, Ukejima, Tokunoshima, and Okinawajima.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in wet areas, including marshlands and pools, in both grassland and forest, often close to human habitation. It can be found in disturbed habitats. It breeds by larval development in temporary pools and rice paddies.
It is a common species, though there are some localized declines where habitat is lost.
There are no known significant threats to this species.
It occurs in a few protected areas.
Yoshio Kaneko, Masafumi Matsui 2004. Hyla hallowellii. In: IUCN 2014