Frogs and Toads of Oklahoma
The Green Frog has more solid colors than any other true frog in Oklahoma. They are a partial dorsal ridge down the side of their body.
Pickeral Frog and the Southern Leopard Frog 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.
The Crawfish Frog gets its name from living in crawfish holes. Its has skin fold on the side and a small tympanum.
The Northern Cricket Frog is the only cricket frog in the state. Its skin is relatively more rough than the other tree frogs in the state. It also has no distinct markings.
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.
The Spring Peeper is a notoriously loud frog and one of the first signs of spring. It has a noticeable X marking on its back.
The Boreal Chorus Frog has three lines that run down its back and are rarely broken up but if they are, its usually only the middle stripe.
Cajun Chorus Frog has three stripes that run down its back that are often broken up and can appear as spots.
The Strecker’s Chorus Frog lacks doesn’t have any pattern of stripes or dots on its back. It has a line that runs through its eye and down its side though.
The Spotted Chorus Frog obviously has spots that are green and are bordered by black.
The American Toad’s cranial crest and the parotoid gland to not touch or they are connected by a spur. Its found on the eastern part of the state.
The Red-Spotted Toad is found in the western half of the state. Cranial crest are not present or small. Parotoid gland is also rather small.
The Green Toad is found along the southwestern part of the state. It doesn’t have a prominent cranial crest but has an elongated parotoid gland.
The Hurter’s Spadefoot Toad is the only spadefoot toad in the state. On the rear feet, they have a spade that is used for digging.
The Eastern Narrow Mouthed Frog is found on the eastern edge of the state. It has a dark belly and often has a broad line down its back.
The Western Narrow Mouthed Toad is found in the middle of the state. It has a light, unmarked belly and has no patterns and a few spots on its back.