Frogs by State

Frogs and Toads of Oklahoma

Frogs and Toads of Oklahoma

Frogs

True Frogs – Ranidae

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The Green Frog (Lithobate clamitans) has more solid colors than any other true frog in Oklahoma. They are a partial dorsal ridge down the side of their body.

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Southern Leopard Frog

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Pickeral Frog

Pickeral Frog, Lithobates palustris and the Southern Leopard Frog, Lithobates palustris, look very much a like. The Pickeral Frog has more square shaped spots on its back while the Southern Leopard frog has more circular ones.

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The Crawfish Frog, Lithobates areolatus, gets its name from living in crawfish holes. Its has skin fold on the side and a small typanum.

Tree Frogs – Hylidae

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Gray Tree Frog (Hyla veriscolor) and Copes Gray Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis)

These two frogs are identical besides their calls and chromosome numbers. These tree frogs are also larger than the ones below. Also note that Gray Tree Frogs are not always gray and can be green.

Toads

True Toads – Bufonidae

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American Toad

Red-Spotted Toad

Spadefoot Toad –

Hurter’s Spadefoot Toad

Narrow Mouthed Toad – Microhylidae

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Eastern Narrow Mouthed Toad

Great Plains Narrow Mouthed Toad

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