Native Species

Click on each species to find out facts about each species, pictures for identification and listen to their calls.

 

Florida Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus dorsalis)

 

 
  • Size: ¾” to 1 ¼”
  • Calls from June to August in South Florida
  • Highly variable in coloration
  • Call sounds like striking two marbles together.
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Southern Chorus Frog (Pseudacris nigrita)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Size: ¾” to 1 ¼”
  • Calls from June to August in South Florida
  • Highly variable in coloration
  • Call sounds like someone running their fingernail across a comb.
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Little Grass Frog (Pseudacris ocularis)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Size: Up to ¾”
  • Calls from June to August in South Florida
  • Very hard to find and even hear the call
  • Call sounds like a high pitched insect buzz/trill
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Oak Toad (Anaxyrus quercicus)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Size: Up to 1 ¼”
  • Calls from June to August in South Florida
  • Smallest “True Toad” in Florida
  • Call sounds like the “peeps” of a baby chick
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Southern Toad (Anaxyrus terrestris)

 
 
  • Size: Up to 4”
  • Calls from January to September in South Florida
  • Largest native toad in the area.
  • Call sounds like a high pitched buzz/trill.
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Eastern Narrowmouth Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Size: ¾” to 1 ¼”
  • Calls from April to September in South Florida
  • Not a “true toad” as the name suggests.
  • Call sounds like a nasal whine.
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Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Size: Up to 2 ¼”
  • Calls from March to September in South Florida
  • They have a solid white stripe down most of the body.
  • Call sounds like a nasal “queenk, queenk” sound

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Squirrel Tree Frog (Hyla squirella)

 
 
 
  • Size: Up to 1 ¾”
  • Calls from April to September in South Florida
  • Highly variable in color and pattern
  • Call sounds like an angry squirrel.
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Pig Frog (Lithobates grylio)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Size: Up to 6”
  • Calls from May to January in South Florida
  • Largest species of native frog in the area
  • Call sounds like a….PIG!
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Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Size: Up to 3 ½”
  • Calls from May to January in South Florida
  • Normally green or brown in color with 2 lateral stripes
  • Call sounds like someone running their finger across a balloon.
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