Illinois Chorus Frog

Illinois Chorus Frog

Scientific Name – Pseudacris illinoensis

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Up to 1.5 in (3.7 cm)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – February to April

Incubation period – Few days

Metamorphosis Period – Around 2 months

Special Features – Possess stout body with strong forearms; devoid of toe pads; granular skin; color ranges from tan to gray with white belly; dark spot under the eyes; dark stripe extends from snout to shoulder; V or Y shaped mark appear between the eyes

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – United States

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Sand prairies, sandy agricultural fields, waste areas

Diet – Small insects

Predators – Snakes, birds, raccoons, snapping turtles, mammals