Southern Chorus Frog

Southern Chorus Frog

Scientific Name – Pseudacris nigrita

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 0.75 to 1.25 in

Life Expectancy – 2 to 3 years

Breeding Season – December through April

Incubation Period – Few weeks

Metamorphosis Period – 6 to 8 weeks

Special Features – Possess a pointed snout with small granular bumps on the skin; digits have small toe pads; color ranges from whitish gray to tan with three rows of black spots down the back; presence of a marked white lip line

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Southeastern United States

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Temperate forests, temperate grassland, swamps, shrub-dominated wetlands, freshwater marshes, ponds, open excavations, seasonally flooded agricultural land, ditches, canals

Diet – Ants, beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, other small invertebrates

Predators – Birds