Southern Chorus Frog
Pseudacris nigrita nigrita
Distribution: The Southern Chorus Frog occurs primarily in pineland habitats, throughout Florida.
Habitat: Inhabits pine flatwoods, wet meadows, roadside ditches, moist wetlands, flooded fields and other open habitats.
Reproduction: Although a winter breeder over most of its range, this species often breeds in spring and early summer in South Florida.
Call: Reminiscent of the sound of running your thumb down the larger teeth of a comb. The males call from concealed positions, and can be very difficult to locate.
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Development of these pages was a cooperative effort. Photos were supplied by Barry Mansell Photos and calls were provided by Paul Moler, state herpetologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.