Amphibian Species Accountsfor Metro Atlanta

Information on each species native to Metro Atlanta, including identification characteristics — with images of adults, eggs, larvae and juveniles. Also wetland type, seasonality and frog calls.

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Lithobates sphenocephalus (Rana sphenocephala) 

Southern Leopard Frogs are late winter and early spring breeders. Their calls sound duck-like, and also sounds like what I imagine frog laughter to sound like. They can be distinguished from the similar looking Pickerel Frog in several ways. The Pickerel Frog has rectangular spots, generally in pairs running down the back. Southern Leopard Frogs have ovals, randomly scattered on the back. Pickerel Frogs also have yellow coloration in the armpits and groin. These colors are lacking in the Southern Leopard Frog.

Southern Leopard Frog Frogs are KNOWN from both Fulton and Dekalb counties.

 

Adults Amplexus With Eggs

Adults Amplexus With Eggs

Eggs In Situ

Eggs In Situ

Eggs

Eggs

Larvae

Larvae

Larva

Larva

Metamorph

Metamorph

Southern Leopard Frog Call

Variations of the Southern Leopard Frog

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Use the link below to download all of Atlanta's frog calls (2.1 MB).

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