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)
The Northern Leopard Frog has circular spots over its body while the 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
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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