Ranges through most of central and southern Arizona, as well as adjacent areas of New Mexico and Mexico.
Inhabits stagnant or slow-moving bodies of freshwater in scrub desert habitats. Most often found in or around deep water.
A medium-sized frog that reaches an average body length of 4.5-7 cm for females and 5-8.7 cm for males. It has prominent light colored dorsolateral skin folds, and a noticeable hip bone hump on its lower back. Its eyes are large and bulging with horizontal pupils. It usually has 2 dark stripes on the snout, running from the tip of the snout to the corners of each eye. Dorsal coloration is a lighter background with irregular dark spots and elongated blotches which form bands on the hind legs. Its ventrum is pale and unmarked, with some yellow tinting in the groin region. It has mildly bumpy skin.
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