This species occurs from southwestern California, south into northern Baja California Norte, Mexico. It is found from near sea level to about 2,290m asl (Stebbins 1985).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in rocky canyons near streams and washes with permanent pools. It requires some shade as it retreats to shaded rock crevices during the day. It ranges from desert and coastal stream-courses to the pine belt in the mountains (Stebbins 1985). It breeds in the quiet water of rocky streams. Eggs are attached to twigs or are loose on the bottom (Stebbins 1972).
This is a relatively common species.
Under natural conditions, solar UV-B radiation reduces embryo survival. The effects of this at the population level remain to be determined (Anzalone et al. 1998). Local populations are impacted by urbanization.
This species occurs in San Pedro Martir National Park in Mexico.
Geoffrey Hammerson, Georgina Santos-Barrera 2004. Pseudacris cadaverina. In: IUCN 2014