The Ornate Chorus Frog has a rounded snout as compared to the pointed noses of other chorus frogs. They have three color phases: green, gray, and red-brown. They will always have dark spots on the side and often the legs are bordered with silver-white. Their undersides are orange and inner thighs are yellow.
Ten Facts about Ornate Chorus Frog
- They can be 1-1 7/16" (2.5-3.7 cm) in length.
- A single high-pitched, metallic peep, uttered once a second.
- Breeding occurs between November to April, in shallow ponds, roadside ditches, and rain-flooded pastures.
- These frogs inhabit longleaf pine stands and pine savannas in the southern Coastal Plain.
- Females deposit clusters of 10 to 100 eggs.
- Tadpoles require eight to 12 weeks to transform.
- Eats insects and other small invertebrates .
- The Ornate Chorus Frog is nocturnal and will burrow in the soil in dry weather.
- Snakes, birds, alligators are predators.
- Weight is about 10-15 grams.