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Frogs and Toads of Nova Scotia, Canada

Frogs and Toads of Nova Scotia, Canada


True Frog Family – Ranidae

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

The Green Frog’s dorsal ridge is incomplete but runs most of the way down its back.

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)

The American Bullfrog is the largest frog in the country. It does not have a dorsal ridge.

Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)
Pickeral Frog (Lithobates palustris)

The Northern Leopard Frog has circular spots over its body while theĀ  Pickeral Frog has more square like dots.

Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

The Wood Frog has a dark mask around its face.

Tree Frog Family – Hylidae

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

The Spring Peeper is the only tree frog in the province. They have a X shape mark on their back.


True Toad Family – Bufonidae

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

The American Toad is the only toad in the whole province. They have drier, wartier skin than all the frogs.


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