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Fish & Wildlife > Nongame & Endangered Wildlife > Frogs & Toads of Indiana > Western Chorus Frog Western Chorus Frog

Western/Southeastern Chorus FrogDescription 

¾- 1 ½” (1.9-3.8cm). 3 dark longitudinal stripes on back. Smooth skin, brown to gray, belly is cream colored. Light line along upper lip, dark stripe from snout to groin and passing through eye. No webbing between toes. Males smaller than females.

Call Description

Sounds like running a finger over the teeth of a comb. Lasts 2-3 seconds.

Indiana Range

Mostly statewide.


Small insects, spiders, small snails, and worms.


Almost any type of wet habitat, including damp meadows, marshes, swamps, temporary ponds, agricultural fields, and urban settings

Breeding Habitat 

Temporary ponds, flooded fields, ditches, floodplain depressions, even in wet areas next to highways.

Breeding Season

Mid-Feb to Mid-May


Females deposit clumps of up to 300 eggs to sticks and vegetation. Eggs hatch within one week.


Dark brown to gray, belly is bronzy with light flecks, tail fins clear with dark flecks. Metamorphose in three months, mature within one year.