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Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal chorus frog is a small species of frog native to Canada and the United States. The frog is one of the first species of amphibians to emerge in spring usually after hibernation.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Pseudacris
    Scientific Name Pseudacris maculata

    Size Around 3 cm
    Color Generally brown, but the upper surface can be green with three non-continuous distinct to faint stripes; a dark band extends from the snout, across the eyes and running down the side
    Distribution  Montana, northwestern Wisconsin, northeastern Arizona, northern New Mexico, southwestern Utah (United States) , Canada
    Habitat Prairies, agricultural lands, large river floodplains, grassy edges of marshes; breeding sites include flooded fields, farm ponds, woodland ponds, marshes, river sloughs, ditches
    Diet Small insects, other invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter under logs or underground
    Breeding Season Early March – April
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 300 eggs
    Incubation Period 1 week
    Reproductive Age 1 to 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan Rarely more than 3 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 5th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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