Pseudacris brimleyi
Brimley's Chorus Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


Adults of this slender bodied, long legged species reach a body length of 30 mm in males and 35 mm in females. The heel of the hind leg reaches forward to eye level. Tarsal pads are barely expanded. Coloration is typically pentalineate. Dorsal surface is light brown with dark middorsal and paramedian lines and an even darker dorsolateral piceous line running from eye to groin. A pale line extends from the upper lip to the tympanum. Dark spots cover the dorsal surface of the legs. Ventral surface is white with a yellowish hue.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

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Found in the Atlantic Coastal Plain from Bowling Green, Carolina Co., Virginia south to the eastern edge of Georgia. Inner localities approach the Fall Line. There are no records of this species in northern Virginia.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Breeding occurs from mid-February to mid-April. Eggs are laid in loose clumps. Total complement is around 300 eggs. Mature tadpoles are 30mm in length. Newly transformed froglets are about 10 mm long. Predation by Thamnophis sauritus is recorded in North Carolina.


Hoffman, R. L. (1963). ''Pseudacris brimleyi.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 311.1-311.2.

Written by April Robinson (holden AT, UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-02-05 (2001-05-31)

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