Primarily found along the Colorado River in southeastern Nevada, but potential range also extends into northwestern Arizona and southwestern Utah.
Most occur in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. They are primarily aquatic and inhabit freshwater springs and creeks in desert environments.
This spotted frog averages 1.7-3.4 inches in body length. It has smooth skin and distinct dorsolateral skin folds which are generally lighter in color than the rest of the dorsum. It has a pointed, medium-length snout and fully webbed hind toes. Its dorsum can be tan, olive, brown, or green, and is patterned with a moderate number of brown spots with dark borders. Its legs have very muted spots, which do not form bands. Its ventrum is pale and unmarked.
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