Brimley’s Chorus Frog
(Pseudacris brimleyi)

Description: Like other chorus frogs in the area, the Brimley’s Chorus Frog is a small, tan/light brown frog. They have two dark brown stripes on either side of the body extending from the snout, through the eye, to the groin. They also typically have a three fainter, dark brown stripes on the back that are unbroken. Their upper lip is whitish in color and their belly is pale yellowish.  

Natural History: The Brimley’s chorus frog is most active in winter and early spring when adults seek out breeding locations. They are most commonly found in forested flood plains and swamps, but also occur in freshwater marshes and roadside ditches. Males will chorus following warm winter rains and their calls are described as a short, raspy trill.  

Similar Species: The Brimley’s Chorus frog can be distinguished from similar chorus frog species by the dark stripe on either side of the body extending from snout to groin. They also lack a dark, triangular patch that is often present between the eyes of other Chorus Frogs. 

Distribution:  This frog is found in the coastal plains region from Virginia, down to Northern Georgia.  

Contributed by Jake Zadik (7/8/21)