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Salientia (Anura) II Extant Frogs Hylidae Most species are arboreal and have toe pads. Diverse reproductive specializations. Very diverse lifestyles. Acris crepitans (Northern Cricket Grog) Have moist warty skin with long legs, webs between toes. Dark triangle between the eyes

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hylidae
Hylidae
  • Most species are arboreal and have toe pads.
  • Diverse reproductive specializations.
  • Very diverse lifestyles.
acris crepitans northern cricket grog
Acris crepitans(Northern Cricket Grog)
  • Have moist warty skin with long legs, webs between toes.
  • Dark triangle between the eyes
  • Median stripe of Y-figure on back which can be green, russet, yellow, brown, gray.
  • Pair of prominent subanal white tubercles.
  • Found in the piedmont, margins of ponds, ditches, marshes.
hyla versicolor gray treefrog
Hyla versicolor(Gray Treefrog)
  • 1.25 – 2.5” long.
  • Gray, well-camouflaged frog.
  • Dark irregular markings on upper eyelid, legs.
  • Whitish mark under the eye, bright orange on concealed surfaces of hind legs.
  • A ‘sibling’ species is identical in appearance.
  • Commonly found throughout SC.
hyla cinerea green treefrog
Hyla cinereaGreen Treefrog
  • Green slender treefrog 1.25 – 2.5” long.
  • Has long legs, smooth skin , plain white venter.
  • Prominent light stripe on side of body, tiny golden spots on dorsum.
  • Reside along swampy edges of ponds, lakes, marshes, streams.
hyla gratiosa barking treefrog
Hyla gratiosaBarking Treefrog
  • Large stout frog 2 – 2.75” long.
  • Green to brown color with spots on back.
  • Reside in sandy areas near shallow ponds and in low wet woods and swamps in coastal ponds.
  • White stripe along sides of body and legs.
  • Call is a barking sound.
  • Skin not as smooth as H. cinerea.
pseudacris crucifer spring peeper
Pseudacris crucifer(Spring Peeper)
  • Smallish frog 0.75 – 1.5” long.
  • Harbinger of spring, has tan, brown, or gray dorsum.
  • Prominent dark X marking on back.
  • Dark barlike marking between eyes.
  • Venter is buff, cream colored, sometimes spots.
  • Breeds around woodland ponds, swamps, ditches.
pseudacris triseriata upland chorus frog
Pseudacris triseriataUpland Chorus Frog
  • Small frog up to 1.5” long.
  • Brown/gray dorsum with 3 stripes down back.
  • Stripe extends from snouth through eye to groin.
  • Dark marking between eyes, light mark lines upper lip.
  • Toes have small pads with little or no webbing.
  • Occurs widely through piedmont in grassy areas around ponds, ditches.
ranidae
Ranidae
  • Often called the ‘true frogs’.
  • ….which makes no sense!
  • Found on almost every continent.
  • Most produce tadpole.

Conraua goliath

and baby deer

rana catesbeiana bullfrog
Rana catesbeiana(Bullfrog)
  • Our largest frog, 3.5 – 8” long.
  • Dorsum is olive, brown, gray with large blotches and often small bloack dots.
  • Venter is buffy white with dark mottling.
  • Lack dorsolateral fold but have fold along tympanum.
  • Reside in large ponds, lakes, streams.
rana clamitans green frog
Rana clamitans(Green Frog)
  • Large frog 2 – 3.5” long.
  • Similar to bullfrog but dorsolateral folds extend part way down back.
  • Green or brown dorsum with some dark spots.
  • Dark markings often on light venter.
  • Characteristic ‘squeak’ as frog jumps.
  • Reside along streams, ponds, lakes throughout SC.
rana utricularia southern leopard frog
Rana utricularia(Southern Leopard Frog)
  • Very active frogs 2 – 3.5” long.
  • Dorsum is green or brown with large rounded dark spots.
  • White venter.
  • Dorsolateral folds extend full length of body.
  • Light spot in center of tympanum.
  • Inhabit ponds, ditches, swamps, streams throughout SC.