Southern Chorus Frog (Pseudacris nigrita)

Photos by Amanda Hurst unless otherwise noted


Usually having a brown dorsal color with numerous black markings, the southern chorus frog is the darkest of the chorus frogs of the Southeast. Notable marks include a pale, sometimes almost white, line on the frog’s upper lip and several rows of spots (sometimes stripes) running down each side, as well as down the back of the frog. As with most chorus frogs, the southern chorus frog can be heard singing day and night, usually near shallow bodies of water. It breeds in the winter in South Carolina and Georgia.