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Little grass Frog

Pseudacris ocularis

 

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Pseudacris_ocularis_adult - click to enlarge

HABITAT

Inhabits grassy ponds, roadside drainage ditches, flooded meadows, swamps and marsh edges.

BREEDING SEASON

Year round, peaks in early Summer

SIMILAR TADPOLES

Hyla femoralis, Pseudacris crucifer

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Pseudacris_ocularis_tadpole - click to enlarge

APPEARANCE

Head

Lateral eyes. 

Body

The body of a Pseudacris ocularis tadpole is dark olive green with scattered black spots, especially in larger tadpoles.  Light dorsolateral stripes extending from the eye to the tail may be apparent. The belly is pinkish.

Tail

The tail is long with pale ventral muscle coloration and darker dorsal muscle coloration, sometimes with a light line on dorsal tail muscle above dark line.  The fins are clear with large blotches along the edge.

APPROXIMATE MAXIMUM SIZE

Small: 0.9 inches, 23mm.

Pseudacris_ocularis_tadpole_length

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