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Upland Chorus Frog

Upland chorus frog is a small, slender species of frog native to the United States. The species is secretive, nocturnal and almost fully terrestrial.

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

    Size 0.75–1.5 in (1.9–3.8 cm)
    Color Brown, gray-brown, or reddish-brown with dark blotches
    Distribution Southern and eastern United States
    Habitat Moist woodlands, meadows and wooded habitat within swamps, edges of marshes; breeding sites include shallow, temporary water bodies including ponds, flooded woodlands and rainwater pools in open woods, fields, ditches
    Diet Spiders, caterpillars, snails, a variety of insects including ants, beetles, and flies
    Predators A variety of fish, water snakes, birds, turtles, small or medium-sized mammal
    Breeding Season Year round, but more frequently between November and March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to more than 500 eggs
    Incubation Period Few weeks
    Metamorphosis Period Around 2 months or more
    Reproductive Age Male: Around 1 year of age

    Female: Around 2 years of age

    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 6th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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