Family Hylidae – Treefrogs

Southern chorus frog (Pseudacris nigrita)

  • Description: 3/4-1 1/4 inches; gray to brown with three rows of dark spots or three stripes running down the back; middle stripe ending at a point between the eyes or on the snout.

  • Distribution: Southeastern counties from coast to about Hattiesburg; common.

  • Breeding period: January or February to mid-April.

  • Breeding sites: Flooded fields, ditches, temporary ponds.

  • Voice: Slow, drawn out trill, similar to sound made when thumb is slowly drawn along the teeth of a comb.

  • Comments: Recorded near Lyman in Harrison County.