Species uses forested cover adjacent to aquatic habitat for breeding and overwintering. Found in and about small permanent bodies of water with abundant vegetation (Hodge 1976). On Wrangell Island, species found using backwater lakes and muskegs (Waters 1992).
Hodge, R.P. 1976. Amphibians & reptiles in Alaska, the Yukon, & Northwest Territories. Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, Anchorage, AK. 89 p.
Waters, D.L. 1992. Habitat associations, phenology, and biogeography of amphibians in the Stikine River basin and southeast Alaska. Unpubl. rep. of the 1991 pilot project. USDI, USFWS, California Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. 61 pp.