On the Gulf lowlands its distribution seems to be limited to xeric coastal habitats.
Hyla staufferi is an inhabitant of subhumid and xeric areas.
Infrequent in the tall shrub stratum of the xeric hammock habitat (Friauf, 1953).
xeric conditions surrounding some of the higher mountains are barriers to movement of some species.
In fallen leaves and decaying wood in xeric and mesic hammock habitats (Friauf, 1953).
These are woodland, grassland, limnic, and xeric scrub plant formations.
Relating or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. Succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves are xeric plants. Compare hydric, mesic.