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Southern Chorus Frog

Southern chorus frog is a species of frog found only in the southeastern United States. The species is mainly nocturnal, but sometimes forage during the day.

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

    Size 0.75 to 1.25 in
    Color Whitish gray to tan with numerous marked, dark broken lines or rows of spots on the back; light, pale line on the upper lip with black stripe through eye
    Distribution North Carolina, southern Florida, southern Mississippi
    Habitat Temperate forests, temperate grassland, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, shrub-dominated wetlands, ponds, seasonally flooded agricultural land, canals, ditches, open excavations
    Diet Ants, grasshoppers, beetles, spiders, other small invertebrates
    Predators Birds
    Breeding Season November to April (may be year-round also)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 15 eggs
    Incubation Period Few weeks
    Metamorphosis Period 6 to 8 weeks
    Reproductive Age 12 to 14 months
    Average Lifespan 2 to 3 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 18th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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