Spotted Chorus Frog
|Description: These are
small common frogs that are typically in grassland habitats. They are
usually smaller than 1 1/2" in total length, have a whitish or grayish
ground color with scattered greenish spots, large eyes, and slightly
webbed feet. Each frog has a different pattern, and there is
considerable variation present in the species. Their calls are
reminiscent of the sound made by a finger running over a comb - a light
trill that increases in tempo - "rrrick-rrrrick-rrrick".
Habitat: This species occurs primarily in open grassland habitats.
Distribution: This species occurs thoughout the eastern 2/3s of the state. It probably does not occur in the Nueces Canyon proper, but does occur to the north of the canyon along TX Hwy 41.
Abundance: probably does not occur in the Nueces Canyon, but is common where it occurs
Conservation Status: fairly common statewide and their status is secure.
Comments: Probably does not occur in the Nueces Canyon