AmphibiaWeb - Pseudacris brimleyi


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Pseudacris brimleyi Brandt & Walker, 1933
Brimley's Chorus Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
genus: Pseudacris

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
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National Status None
Regional Status None
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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.

Originally submitted by: April Robinson (first posted 2001-02-05)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Pseudacris brimleyi: Brimley's Chorus Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 21, 2024.

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