Note the light brown color and single tubercle in each pigmented spot.
Note the grayish black color obscuring each pigmented spot.
Note the single tubercle in each pigmented spot.
Commonly Confused Native Species:
Size: A medium to large sized frog measuring 2 to 3.5 inches
Color: The dorsum and legs vary in color from light brown to
grayish black and are scattered with tubercles; typically
one per pigmented spot. The venter is white with scatted
Behavior: When encountered they may quickly flee or remain still
crouching down relying on their cryptic coloration for
protection. When handled they often excrete urine and
may vocalize to express alarm and distress. When
ingestion by predators is imminent they puff up and
excrete a distasteful toxin from their parotoid glands
located just behind their eyes, often causing the
would-be predator to release them.
Habitat: Common throughout the state in a variety of open and
closed canopy habitats. Require aquatic habitats for egg
deposition and larval development. Breeding habitats
are numerous, including seasonal pools, permanent
ponds, flood plains and meadows and man-made