Small range on the east coast, from southern Connecticut, through New York City and Long Island, northern New Jersey, along the eastern border of Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, and along the coast of the Delaware Bay in New Jersey. It can also be found on the coast of Virginia and North Carolina.
This frog prefers large wetland habitats, including marshes, wet meadows, or slow-moving streams. It is often found near clear, shallow water, and vegetation such as cattails, river shrubs, and reeds.
This medium-sized frog averages 2-3.5 inches in length. It has very distinct, cream-colored dorsolateral skin folds, and folds below each eye to the corners of the mouth. It also has a pointed snout and a prominent hip bone hump on its back. It ranges from shades of green to brown with dark irregular spots and bands on its legs. Light speckles adorn the backs of its hind legs.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians