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
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.
Smith, P. C. (1963). ''Hyla avivoca.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 28.1-28.2.
Originally submitted by: April Robinson (first posted 2001-02-02)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Hyla avivoca: Bird-voiced Treefrog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/728> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 28, 2023.
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