North Florida's Frogs   

 

North Florida RegionAll of Florida's 27 native species of frogs are found in the North Florida region shown in pale green on this map, along with all three of the introduced species of frogs. Several native frogs found only in North Florida are more widely distributed in the southeastern United States, but their range just barely extends into North Florida.

Frog species are grouped by the habitat in which you are most likely to find them. To find out more about the frogs found in North Florida, click on the thumbnail images or frog names below.  

Breeding BarFor each species, a breeding bar indicates the months when the frog is very likely (dark green) or possibly (light green) breeding in Florida, and a range map indicates where the species is found. Use the map, frog size, and photos to help with frog identification. Use the breeding bar and links to frog calls to identify frogs by their calls. To find resources for help with tadpole identification, see our Frog Links. Scroll down to see all frogs, or click on the habitat icons below to skip to that habitat group.

Terrestrial Frogs        Arboreal Frogs       Aquatic Frogs

  

 

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Terrestrial Frogs

Terrestrial frog species live on the ground, often under plants, logs, or other cover, and often have dry, somewhat bumpy skin. Many species burrow in loose soil.

 

 

 

Cane Toad**INVASIVE SPECIES**

Cane Toad a.k.a. "Bufo Toad"
(Rhinella marina)

 

Southern Toad

 

Southern Toad (Anaxyrus terrestris)

 

 

Fowler's Toad

 

Fowler's Toad (Anaxyrus fowleri)

 

Oak Toad

 

Oak Toad (Anaxyrus quercicus)

 

 

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
(Gastrophryne carolinensis)

 

Eastern Spadefoot

 

Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrooki)

 

Greenhouse Frog

NON-NATIVE

Greenhouse Frog
(Eleutherodactylus planirostris)

 

 

Little Grass Frog

 

Little Grass Frog (Pseudacris ocularis)

 

 

Ornate Chorus Frog

 

Ornate Chorus Frog (Pseudacris ornata)

 

 

Southern Chorus Frog

 

Southern Chorus Frog (Pseudacris nigrita)

 

Upland Chorus Frog

 

Upland Chorus Frog (Pseudacris feriarum)

 

Gopher Frog

 

Gopher Frog (Lithobates capito)

 

 

Arboreal Frogs

Arboreal frog species live in trees or bushes or on buildings, and have somewhat enlarged, sticky toepads. Most species are excellent climbers.

 

 

 

Barking Treefrog

 

Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa)

 

 

Bird-voiced Treefrog

 

Bird-voiced Treefrog (Hyla avivoca)

 

 

Cope's Gray Treefrog

 

Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)

 

 

Cuban Treefrog

**INVASIVE SPECIES**

Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)

 

 

Green Treefrog

 

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

 

 

Pine Barrens Treefrog

Pine Barrens Treefrog (Hyla andersonii)

 

 

Pine Woods Treefrog

 

Pine Woods Treefrog (Hyla femoralis)

 

 

Spring Peeper

 

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

 

 

Squirrel Treefrog

 

Squirrel Treefrog (Hyla squirella)

 

Aquatic Frogs

Aquatic frog species spend the majority of their time in the water, and usually have well-developed toe webbing. With the exception of the terrestrial Greenhouse Frog, which lays eggs on moist soil, any of Florida’s frogs may be encountered in aquatic habitats during their breeding season—this does not mean that they are aquatic species.

 

American Bullfrog

 

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)

 

Bronze Frog

 

Bronze Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

 

 

Carpenter Frog

 

Carpenter Frog (Lithobates virgatipes)

 

Florida Bog Frog

 

Florida Bog Frog (Lithobates okaloosae)

 

 

Pig Frog

 

Pig Frog (Lithobates grylio)

 

 

River Frog

 

River Frog (Lithobates heckscheri)

 

 

Southern Leopard Frog

 

Southern Leopard Frog
(Lithobates sphenocephalus)

 

Northern Cricket Frog

 

Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans)

 

Southern Cricket Frog

 

Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus)

 

 

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