Pseudacris fouquettei
Cajun Chorus Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Lemmon EM, Lemmon AR, Collins JT, Cannatella DC 2008 A new North American chorus frog species (Amphibia: Hylidae: Pseudacris) from the south-central United States. Zootaxa 1675:1-30

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Range includes the south-central United States in eastern Oklahoma, southeastern Missouri, Arkansas, eastern Texas, Louisiana, and eastern and southern Mississippi (Lemmon et al. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

Habitats of this ground-dwelling frog are diverse and include forests, fields, swamps, marshes, irrigation ditches, and temporarily flooded areas (Bartlett and Bartlett 1999, Lemmon et al. 2008). Eggs are laid in small clusters that adhere to submerged vegetationin shallow temporary pools, ditches, and flooded areas where emergent vegetation or a grassy margin is present (Dundee and Rossman 1989).


This species is represented by large number of occurrences (subpopulations) (e.g., see maps in Dundee and Rossman 1989 and Trauth et al. 2004). Many occurrences have good viability.

Total adult population size is unknown but presumably exceeds 100,000.

Over the long term, likely stable in extent of occurrence; unknown degree of decline in population size, area of occurrence, and number/condition of occurrences. Current population trend is unknown but probably stable to slightly declining.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats have been identified. This frog tolerates a substantial level of habitat alteration. Various kinds of habitat loss and degradation attributable to human activities (e.g., urbanization, intensive agriculture) undoubtedly have caused localized declines.

Conservation Actions

Many occurrrences are in protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

Using mtDNA samples from a large number of localities throughout North America, Lemmon et al. (2007) elucidated the phylogenetic relationships and established the geographic ranges of the trilling chorus frogs (Pseudacris). They redefined the ranges of several taxa, including P. maculata, P. triseriata, and P. feriarum; found strong evidence for recognizing P. kalmi as a distinct species; and discovered a previously undetected species in the south-central United States (now described as P. fouquettei; Lemmon et al. 2008).


Geoffrey Hammerson 2008. Pseudacris fouquettei. In: IUCN 2014


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