Pacific Chorus Frog

Washington State Amphibian


Photo of Pacific chorus frog © Michael Benard: Natural History of the Pacific tree frog - Pseudacris regilla (used by permission).

Official State Amphibian of Washington

Washington designated the Pacific chorus frog (Pseudacris regilla) as the official state amphibian in 2007 (proposed by a third grade class at Boston Harbor Grade School in North Olympia, Washington). The Pacific chorus frog is a native amphibian found in every county of Washington state. All State Amphibians

The Pacific chorus frog (also called Pacific tree frog) can be brown, tan, grey or green, and produce their charming sound by puffing up their throat sacs to three times the size of their heads. They are beneficial by eating insects, including mosquitoes. Watch and listen to a video of a Pacific chorus frog from Michael Benard's website - Natural History of the Pacific tree frog.



Notice the distinctive eye stripe of the Pacific chorus frog - photo © Michael Benard: Natural History of the Pacific tree frog (used by permission)


Pacific Chorus Frogs