Frogs of the World

Frogs and Toads of Manitoba, Canada

Frogs and Toads of Manitoba, Canada


True Frog family – Ranidae

Wood Frog

The Wood Frog is known for the mask around its eyes. Its found throughout the province.

Northern Leopard Frog

The Northern Leopard Frog has large dark spots all over its body. They have a complete dorsal ridge.

Green Frog

The Green Frog’s dorsal ridge is incomplete and doesn’t reach its butt.

Mink Frog

The Mink Frog’s dorsal ridge is absent or weak.

Tree Frog family – Hylidae

Cope’s Gray Tree Frog and Eastern Gray Tree Frog

The Cope’s Gray Tree Frog and Eastern Gray Tree Frog are nearly identical. The only differences are their calls and chromosome number.s

Spring Peeper

The Spring Peeper has a distinct X shape on its back.

Boreal Chorus Frog

The Boreal Chorus Frog has three stripes that run down its back.


True Toad family – Bufonidae

American Toad

The American Toad’s cranial crest forms opposing L shapes.

Great Plains Toad

The Great Plains Toad’s cranial crest forms a V shape between the eyes.

Spadefoot Toad family – Scaphiopodidae

Plains Spadefoot Toad

The Plains Spadefoot toad is the only spadefoot toad in the province. Look at the rear foot of the toad and you will find a keratinized spade on it which no other toad or frog in the province has.


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