It can be found mostly above the Mogollon Rim from the vicinity of Williams east and south into New Mexico. Some isolated populations could also be found in the Sierra Anchas. Also, they can be found in the Huachuca Mountains and adjacent Cane Hills in Southeastern Arizona.
They can be found in montane streams, wet meadows, cienegas, roadside ditches, and livestock tanks in oak. They can also b found in other forest types. The non-breeding frogs into the trees. Their diet is made up of beetles, spiders, earthworms, flies, back beetles and small invertebrates. They breed during the beginning of the summer monsoon season. Their eggs are laid in small clusters attached to vegetation.
This specie is relatively small with a total length of 2.25 inches. They are green or coppery brown with a dark which extends part its shoulder onto the side of the body. This sometimes goes to the groin area. This dark stripe present may break into spots or dashes past our shoulders. Some individuals of this specie show dark spots on the head and upper back and bars or spots on their lower back. The male’s throat is dusky green or tan, and they are averagely smaller than their females. Lastly, bigger tadpoles are golden brown about and below with its tails mottled black.
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