1 to 1 1/4 inches
Record: 1 1/2 inches
A small treefrog, but with a robust body shape
Dorsal coloration ranges from yellowish to light brown or tan, with two distinctive curved dark bands, like reversed parentheses. These stripes may be separated or may be close enough to touch and form an "X".
Light line on the upper lip distinguishes this from the Northern Spring Peeper
Dark triangle often, but not always, present between the eyes.
Photo of Habitat forMountain Chorus Frog,courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Prefers moist hillside forests and floodplains.
Requires vernal pools for breeding
May also be found in drainage ditches.
In Maryland, this frog is found only on the Allegheny Plateau of Allegany and Garrett Counties.
Listen for its high pitched trill, similar to the ascending notes produced by running a finger up a comb.
Distinguished from the Upland Chorus Frog by the shorter trill interval and its unique location.
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