OUTSIDE VOICE - Western Chorus Frog

April 7, 2014

Western Chorus Frogs

Breeding takes place in shallow ponds, wooded swamps, and flooded fields from March to May. The female lays clusters of 500-1500 eggs in the water that attach to vegetation, and the gestation period is 14 days. After hatching, the tadpoles turn into frogs after 40 to 90 days. Listen for this sound in the wild and discover the Western chorus frog. This frog's call resembles the sound made by rubbing one’s finger over the teeth of a hard plastic comb.
The Western chorus frog is about the same size as the Northern spring peeper. It can be identified by its three distinctive dark stripes which normally run down the back, and a dark stripe on each side, extending from the nose across the eyes along the length of the .75-1.5-inch body.