Mountain Chorus Frog

Mountain Chorus Frog

Scientific Name – Pseudacris brachyphona

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 1.0 to 1.4 in (2.5 to 3.6 cm)

Life Expectancy – 5 to 7 years

Breeding Season – Early to late spring

Incubation Period – 5 to 7 days

Metamorphosis Period – 50 – 56 days

Special Features – Relatively small; coloration ranges from different shades of gray or brown with a white line on the upper lip; yellow legs; males possess dark throat while females have white throat; a triangle appears between the eyes

Family Unit – Solitary except during the mating season

Geographical Distribution – United States

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater springs, freshwater marshes, ponds, canals, ditches, open excavations

Diet – Beetles, spiders, bugs, ants, leafhoppers, earthworms, butterfly, moth larvae

Predators – Larger frogs, snakes