Western Chorus Frog

Western Chorus Frog

Scientific Name – Pseudacris triseriata

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Around 4 cm (1.6 in)

Life Expectancy – Around 5 years

Breeding Season – March to May

Incubation Period – 3 to 14 days

Metamorphosis Period – 40 to 90 days

Special Features – Possess small, round toes without pads with little webbing between each toe; color ranges from three dark-brown or gray stripes running down the upper surface with cream-colored underside with dark scattered streaks; a single white stripe runs along the upper lip with a dark stripe running across the eye and along the flanks from the snout to the leg

Family Unit – Solitary barring the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Canada, United States

World Population – Unknown, but presumed to be more than 1,00,000

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Marshes, river swamps, grassy pools, meadows, other open areas in mountains and prairies, fallowed agricultural fields, damp woodlands, wooded swamps, roadside ditches

Diet – Small invertebrates and arthropods, like small flies, mosquitoes, ants, moths and caterpillars, small beetles, grasshoppers, spiders

Predators – Large birds, small mammals, snakes