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Southern Leopard frog (some might be green frog)

Lithobates sphenocephalus

Description:

2-3"

Habitat:

Shallow water of lake with lots of duckweed, muddy


1 species ID suggestions

American Bullfrog
Lithobates catesbeianus

5 Comments

AshleyL
AshleyL 2 years ago

Check out this link as well for some pictures. The problem is that they are both similar looking and fairly common.

http://tucsonrana.com/Tucson%20frog%20an...


AshleyL
AshleyL 2 years ago

Check out my picture of one with legs. The thing is that three I found have legs and the other 3 do not. It takes bullfrogs 2/3 years to develop into frogs, right? So why do only half of the ones I found in the same location have legs?

Graham Monroe
Graham Monroe 2 years ago

At that size it could be either but my hunch is still a Bullfrog because of the patterns. I am unable to say for certain though.

AshleyL
AshleyL 2 years ago

It's 2-3". Is it a leopard frog or bullfrog?

Graham Monroe
Graham Monroe 2 years ago

It's hard to tell but my guess would be an American Bullfrog. It depends on how big the tadpole is.

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.73, Long: -78.77

Spotted on Apr 19, 2017
Submitted on Apr 18, 2017

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