Florida's Frogs

Chorus Frogs (Family Hylidae)


Little Grass Frog
(Pseudacris ocularis)


Little Grass Frog by Kevin Enge

Little Grass Frog by W.J. Barichivich

Little Grass Frog (click on small image to view larger)

Photos by Kevin Enge (FWC, main photo) and W.J. Barichivich (USGS,smaller photo). Photo may not be used without the express written permission of the photographer.


Usually about 0.5 in.


Body is yellowish olive, grayish, or reddish brown; usually marked with dark stripes extending from the snout through the eyes to the groin. The center and sides of the back may also be marked with narrow, dark stripes, and the chin and legs are marked with dark speckles. Digits are tipped with tiny toepads.


Year-round in Florida; lays eggs singly or in small clusters (25 eggs) on substrate or attached to vegetation. Call is a faint, insect-like call. To hear frog calls, visit the USGS Frog Call Lookup and select the species you want to hear from the common name drop-down list.


Ants, beetles, mites, springtails, and other tiny invertebrates.


Found throughout most of Florida, with the exception of the western panhandle and the Keys, usually close to the ground in wet, grassy areas near breeding sites. Breeds in shallow, fish free wetlands, including cypress domes, marshes, bogs, wet prairies, wet flatwoods, and floodplain forests.


Little Grass Frog Range

Map by Monica E. McGarrity - may be used freely for education.


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