Florida's Frogs

Chorus Frogs (Family Hylidae)


Upland Chorus Frog
(Pseudacris feriarum)


Upland Chorus Frog by Steve A. Johnson

Upland Chorus Frog

Photo by Dr. Steve A. Johnson (UF). To obtain permission to use this photo for educational purposes, email tadpole@ufl.edu.


Usually 0.75 to 1.5 in.


Back is grayish to brown; skin is smooth. Body markings vary; back may be marked with three narrow, dark stripes (often broken), and may have additional spots. Sides are marked with dark stripes extending from the snout through the eyes to the groin. Upper lip is marked with a distinct light line. Digits are tipped with small toepads.


January to May; eggs are laid in clusters (15 - 300 eggs) attached to submerged vegetation. Call is a sweeping trill. 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 (be sure to listen to the Upland Chorus Frog, Pseudacris feriarum--calls of three species are grouped together on the same page).


Snails, spiders, other small invertebrates.


Found in Florida only in steephead ravines in the panhandle, under leaf litter, vegetation, or cover objects in moist, forested habitats adjacent to breeding sites. Breeds in temporary to permanent, relatively fish-free, wetlands, including cypress domes, bottomland floodplains and swamps, and flooded ditches.


Upland Chorus Frog Range

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


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