Frog of the Week

Ornate Chorus Frog (Pseudacris ornata)

photo by USGS

Common Name: Ornate Chorus Frog
Scientific Name: Pseudacris ornata
Family: Hylidae – Tree Frog family
Location: United States – Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Louisiana.
Size: 1.5 inches or 36 mm

The Ornate Chorus Frog are small colorful frogs found in the southeastern United States. They can vary in color from gray, green, and reddish brown. They can breed from November to March, depending on rains and temperature, in temporary bodies of water. The Ornate Chorus Frog has a short lifespan, they generally only survive two breeding seasons.


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