Field Guide to Maryland's Frogs and Toads (Order Anura)
Mountain Chorus Frog (Pseudacris brachyphona)
- 1 to 1 1/4 inches
- Record: 1 1/2 inches
- A small treefrog, but with a robust body shape
- Dorsal coloration ranges from yellowish to light brown or tan, with two distinctive curved dark bands, like reversed parentheses. These stripes may be separated or may be close enough to touch and form an "X".
- Light line on the upper lip distinguishes this from the Northern Spring Peeper
- Dark triangle often, but not always, present between the eyes.
Photo of Habitat for
Mountain Chorus Frog,
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
How to Find:
Distribution in Maryland:
Found only in Garrett and Allegany counties. This species is listed as state Endangered. If found, please report sightings
to the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service.
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