Scientific Name: Pseudacris kalmi
- Species of Greatest Conservation Need-Tier 4a on the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan
Size: Up to 1.5 inches
Typically a brown or grayish frog with dark broad parallel stripes on the back more or less evident. A broad dark stripe extends along the side from the snout through the eye to the groin. There is a white line along the upper lip extending posteriorly to the shoulder. The belly is whitish, and may have speckling on the breast.
Did You Know?
The New Jersey Chorus Frog was once considered a subspecies of the Upland Chorus Frog.
Role in the Web of Life
One of the first frogs to begin calling on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. This harbinger of spring breeds from February-April in ditches, wet woods, grassy swales and shallow pools. Their advertisement call is a clear trill similar to that of the Upland Chorus Frog. Eggs are typically laid in small clusters on stems or emergent vegetation.
Tier IV Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Virginia’s Wildlife Action Plan
Last updated: March 23, 2021