Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal Chorus Frog

Scientific Name – Pseudacris maculata

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Around 3 cm

Life Expectancy – Seldom more than 3 years

Breeding Season – Early spring

Incubation Period – Around 1 week

Metamorphosis Period – Around 2 months

Special Features – Color ranges from brown to green upper surface with three broken stripes; a dark band appears from the snout, across the eye and runs down the side; possess a bit enlarged toe pads

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Canada and United States

World Population – Unknown, but considered to exceed 1,000,000

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Moist grassy or wooded areas, around permanent water bodies in cleared land and forest

Diet – Variety of invertebrates including insects and snails

Predators – Not known