Southern Leopard Frog
A medium-sized frog with rounded or oblong spots on the back. The two folds along the sides of the back are narrow, distinctly raised, yellow or tan, and run continuously to the groin. The head is long and the snout is pointed. Overall color is green, greenish brown, or light brown with some green on the back. Dark marks on the hind legs are broken bars or elongated spots. There is usually no dark spot on the snout. A white line is present along the upper lip. The center of the tympanum usually has a distinct white spot. Call is a series of abrupt, chucklelike quacking sounds, repeated at a rate of 12 pulses per second. Tadpoles are 1¾–2¼ inches long, olive-gray, with faint gray markings on body and tail.
Similar species: The southern leopard frog differs from our other leopard frogs and the pickerel frog by its narrow, continuous dorsolateral fold, pointed snout, usual lack of a snout spot, lack of yellow along the groin and inner thighs, and absence of white rings around the spots on the back.