Pacific treefrogs occur in a variety of habitats, including mesic and xeric forests, high altitude mountains, and desert steppe. Most commonly, they occur in moist environments, especially in low vegetation near water. Typically, they are found near lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. They can also be found in residential areas. Outside of breeding season, they often are seen near large, which is thought to provide shelter from predators. Pacific treefrogs are tolerant of rapid changes in weather and varying climatic conditions. Populations extend across a broad elevational range, from sea level to nearly 3500 m; however, most populations occur around 914 m above seal level.
Range elevation: 0 to 3500 m.
Average elevation: 914 m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; terrestrial ; freshwater
Terrestrial Biomes: savanna or grassland ; chaparral ; forest
Aquatic Biomes: lakes and ponds; rivers and streams
Wetlands: marsh ; swamp ; bog
Other Habitat Features: suburban
- Jameson, D. 1966. Rate of weight loss of tree frogs at various temperatures and humidities. Ecology, 47/4: 605-613.
- Stebbins, R. 2003. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians. Singapore: Houghton Mifflin Company.
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