Scientific Name: Pseudacris brimleyi
Size: Up to 1.3 inches
This species is variable in color, usually brownish, with three parallel dark dorsal stripes more or less evident. There is a black or dark brown side stripe from the snout to the groin that passes through the eye. The undersurface is yellow and normally there are dark spots on the chest. There is no dark triangle between the eyes.
Did You Know?
Frogs will shed their skin as often as daily or every couple of weeks, which they will consume for its nutritional value.
Role in the Web of Life
This species primarily breeds from February–April in a variety of open, shallow wetlands. Their advertisement call is a rapidly repeated raspy trill lasting less than a second, and is often described as sounding like someone running their finger over a comb. Although the call is quite similar to that of the Mountain Chorus Frog, their ranges do not overlap.
Species appears to be secure in Virginia.
Last updated: August 19, 2023
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