This species can be found from the Southeastern U.S. from eastern North Carolina south to southern Florida and west to southern Mississippi (Conant and Collins 1991).
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in pine flat woods and forests, wet meadows, moist woodlands and prairies, often near small gum or cypress ponds; in or near ponds, potholes and ditches with grassy margins or emergent vegetation. It is a primarily terrestrial species that burrows into banks of ponds and ditches. Eggs and larvae develop in flooded roadside ditches and fields, margins of shallow ponds, temporary woodland pools and bogs. Eggs are attached to vegetation.
Many secure subpopulations exist throughout its range.
Overall this species is not considered to be threatened. Clear-cutting and urbanization probably impact local subpopulations.
No species-specific conservation actions are needed. It occurs in many protected areas.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Pseudacris nigrita. In: IUCN 2014