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Western Chorus Frog

Western chorus frog is a species of frog occurring in Canada and the United States. The species is nocturnal and secretive in nature.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Pseudacris
    Scientific Name Pseudacris triseriata

    Other Names Striped chorus frog, midland chorus frog
    Size Around 4 cm (1.6 in)
    Color Greenish-gray, reddish, olive, or brown overall color with or without, continuous or broken  or reduced three dark-brown or gray stripes running down the entire upper side; white or cream-colored underside with dark, scattered flecks; a single white stripe runs along the upper lip; a heavy dark stripe extends across the eye, along the sides from the snout to the leg
    Distribution Canada, United States (Northern New York, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma)
    Habitat Marshes, river swamps, grassy pools, meadows, other open areas in mountains and prairies, fallowed agricultural fields, wooded swamps, damp woodlands, roadside ditches
    Diet Small invertebrates and arthropods, like small flies, mosquitoes, ants, moths and caterpillars,  grasshoppers, small beetles, spiders
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Large birds, small mammals, snakes
    Breeding Season March to May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 20-300 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 14 days
    Metamorphosis Period 40 to 90 days
    Reproductive Age Less than 1 year of age
    Average Lifespan Around 5 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 1st 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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