New Jersey Chorus Frog Pseudacris kalmi (Harper, 1955)Coastal Plain only
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Amphibia   >   Order Anura   >   Family Hylidae   >   Genus Pseudacris   

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New Jersey Chorus Frog (Pseudacris kalmi) is a tiny species of tree frog, closely related to the allopatric Upland Chorus Frog (Pseudacris feriarum), and formerly considered conspecific. New Jersey Chorus Frog is distributed along the coastal plain of Maryland, east of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. This species has similar habitat requirements to its close relative, and may be found in shallow bodies of water, including flooded fields and ditches. The call is a harsh ascending, accelerating trill, like the sound of running a finger down the teeth of a comb (Conant & Collins, 1998; Maryland DNR site).

Description:

A tiny brown treefrog, with three variable darker longitudinal stripes down the back. Basically identical to Upland Chorus Frog, and difficult to distinguish except by range. Longitudinal stripes may average slightly thicker on this species, and this species averages more robust.

There are 82 records in the project database.

A large chorus in Worcester Co., Maryland (2/25/2012). - Bill Hubick.

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A New Jersey Chorus Frog in Dorchester Co., Maryland (10/24/2014). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A New Jersey Chorus Frog in Talbot Co., Maryland (3/12/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A New Jersey Chorus Frog in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/26/2015). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A New Jersey Chorus Frog in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A New Jersey Chorus Frog in Talbot Co., Maryland (3/31/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list) ( More of this species)

A New Jersey Chorus Frog near East Brunswick, New Jersey (3/14/2006). Photo by Anita Gould. (MBP list)


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