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 135 records in the project database.

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New Jersey Chorus Frog in Kent Co., Maryland (2/16/2023). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - rborchelt via iNaturalist.

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/18/2023). (c) David Kidwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). - Dave Kidwell.

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/27/2022). (c) Sarah Kulis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Sarah Kulis via iNaturalist.

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/17/2023). (c) jugbayjs, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - jugbayjs via iNaturalist.

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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)

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Kent Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/25/2022). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/5/2023). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/5/2023). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Kent Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

New Jersey Chorus Frogs in Wicomico Co., Maryland (3/4/2020). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

New Jersey Chorus Frog in Wicomico Co., Maryland (3/15/2019). (c) Arthur Masloski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Arthur Masloski via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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


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