Little Grass Frog

Little Grass Frog

Scientific Name – Pseudacris ocularis

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Up to 1.9 cm (0.75 in)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – During spring and summer rains

Incubation Period – Around 3.5 days

Metamorphosis Period – 45 to 70 days

Special Features – Smallest frog in North America; color ranges from gray to brown to reddish upper surface with a distinctive dark stripe extending from the snout through the eyes onto the sides; yellowish or white underside

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Southeastern United States

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Around marshy swamps; wet, grassy areas; breeding habitats include shallow, fish free wetlands such as cypress domes, marshes, bogs, wet flatwoods, wet prairies, floodplain forests

Diet – Ants, beetles, mites, springtails, other tiny invertebrates

Predators – Not known