Boreal Chorus Frog Pseudacris maculata

Description: 1 - 1ΒΌ inches. Boreal Chorus Frogs are tan to brown, with three dark stripes running down the back. These stripes may be broken to form three rows of dots and dashes. A broad dark stripe passes through the eye and runs down the length of the body.

Similar Species: Spring Peepers are similar in color and size, but have an X on the back instead of three stripes or rows of dots. Blanchard's Cricket Frogs are similar in size, but have very bumpy skin.

Comments: Minnesota's most common frog, and may even be found in urban environments.

Distribution Map
Distribution of the Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris maculata)

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Phenology of Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris maculata)

A few individual boreal chorus frogs calling, with occasional spring peepers in the background. Courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.

Individual boreal chorus frogs calling in a large chorus of wood frogs. Courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.

Moderate sized chorus of boreal chorus frogs. Courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.