frogs

 of Tennessee

 

Upland Chorus Frog

Pseudacris feriarum

Photo by Lisa Powers

Description: Upland chorus frogs (Pseudacris feriarum) are 0.75 - 1.5 inches long. Their coloration varies from pale gray to dark brown. They have a white line on the upper lip, and a dark line extending from the snout through the eye and ending at the groin.

Habitat: They are found in wet meadows, moist hardwood forests, or swampy bottomlands.

Life History: Females lay up to 100 eggs and attach them to vegetation. The eggs hatch within 18 days. Metamorphosis of tadpoles takes about 2 - 3 months. Tadpoles become mature adults within 1 year.

Range: They are found statewide.

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Distribution of the Upland Chorus Frog in Tennessee

Map by Susan Marden, TWRA, GIS Lab

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 Photo by Lisa Powers

 

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