Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal Chorus Frog

Copyright Missouri Dept of Conservation

Genus Species: Pseudacris maculata

Size: ¾ - 1½”

Location: Has only been detected on the edge of the Pea Ridge National Military Park in Arkansas

Advertisement Call: A trill that rises at the end like a thumbnail rubbing across a plastic comb




Boreal Chorus frogs and Cajun Chorus frogs are nearly identical.  You can use your location to determine which you are hearing.  This frog has three broad dark stripes down its back and a white stripe along its upper lip.

Interesting Fact: A large congregation of singing frogs is called a Chorus.

The frogs may start calling with a single vocal sac in February and continue through April.  Females will lay several hundred eggs in smaller bundles which hatch within a week.  The pollywogs will be frogs in 6 - 8 weeks.  In the winter these frogs burrow into the ground and like Wood Frogs they generate a kind of antifreeze glycol to protect themselves.

Boreal Chorus Frogs are members of the Hylidae (Treefrog) family and are New Frogs (Neobatrachia).

Click for more about Boreal Chorus Frogs at Herps of Arkansas.