Eastern United States and Canada; from Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec through southeastern Texas, southern Mississippi, and northern Georgia.
Stay in wet areas including freshwater and wetland which can range from cold to warm temperatures. Found in freshwater, wetlands, swamps, streams, and ponds. During colder climate found at bottom of water sources.
Dorsum displays large brown spots and yellow coloring on inside of thigh. Upper jaw displays line light in color. Back feet display intricately webbed toes. Adults range from 45 to 75 millimeters. Skin secretes toxins that kill to other amphibians and small animals. Larvae display green dorsum with both yellow and black blotches.
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