"True" Frogs (Family Ranidae)
Florida Bog Frog
FLORIDA SPECIES OF SPECIAL CONCERN
ENDEMIC SPECIES - FOUND ONLY IN FLORIDA
Florida Bog Frog (click on small images to view larger)
Photos by (clockwise from top) Dirk Stevenson, John Himes (FWC), and Kevin Enge (FWC). These photos may not be used without the express written permission of the photographer.
Usually 1.5 to 1.75 in.
Back is yellowish-green to brown and unmarked; obvious, raised ridges along each side of the body do not extend to the groin. Lower sides are marked with light spots. Belly is yellowish and marked with a dark, wormlike pattern. Upper lip and throat are yellowish-green. Like all "true frogs," they have large eardrums and webbed hind feet--webbing is minimal in this species.
April to August; eggs are laid in a surface film. Call is a series of chucks. To hear frog calls, visit the USGS Frog Call Lookup and select the species you want to hear from the common name drop-down list.
Found only in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties in the panhandle of Florida (endemic species), in seepage bogs and along stream edges. Breeds in quiet pools of fresh water.
Map by Monica E. McGarrity - may be used freely for education.