Upland Chorus Frog
Photo by Teresa Fogus
Species Description: They may attain a snout-vent length of 1.5 inches (3.8 cm). There are three dark stripes running longitudinally along the back against a cream background. There is a dark triangular spot between the eyes and they have a white line along the upper lip. The heel of the hindlegs, when extended forward along the sides, does not reach the eye (unlike the Mountain Chorus Frog).
Breeding Activity: Males begin calling around late February to early March. Their call is similar to the sound made by running fingers down the teeth of a comb and is lower pitched and slower than that of the Mountain Chorus Frog. Females deposit up to 1,000 eggs attached to vegetation in the water. Eggs hatch in 3 to 4 days and the tadpole stage lasts about 60 days.
Status: S2, G5
Red denotes probably extirpated counties
Blue denotes current range