K is for…Pseudacris Kalmi

Today is the eleventh day of the April A to Z Challenge.  I will be writing about different frog species based on their latin species names!  See the introduction here.

 

Pseudacris kalmi – New Jersey Chorus Frog

This subspecies of a chorus frog is 3/4″ – 1 1/2″ in size.  This species is separated from the rest of the chorus frogs by its 3 dark lines along its back.

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The New Jersey Chorus Frog can be found in swamps, moist woodlands, and the areas surrounding marshes, bogs and ponds.

 

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This frog can be found in portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.  P. kalmi is similar to both the Western Chorus frog and the uplands chorus frog, only difference being calls and range.

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P. kalmi is seen by the IUCN red list as of least concern, however many states have this frog as endangered due to heavy industrial use in the areas they inhibit, along with small breeding ponds being filled in or cleared.

 

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Sources:

(1) Natural Heritage (2) PA Herps (3) IUCN red list

Image Sources:

(1) Virginia Herp Society (2) FlickRiver (3) PA herps

 

 

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