Southern United States, from southern Missouri to the gulf coast. Ranging from eastern Oklahoma and Texas, through Arkansas, Louisiana, and western Mississippi.
Ground-dwelling species that prefers moist, forested or grassy habitats. Can be found living around irrigation ditches, swamps, marshes, and areas with temporary flooding.
Small species of frog measuring 27-30 millimeters from snout to vent. Rostrum comes to a point. Legs and toes are moderately long and toes are not webbed. Coloration ranges from shades of brown to green, with a dark irregular stripe running latterally from the rostrum down the side of their face and body, through the eye. Other unique dark splotches, stripes, and speckles can be found on their sides and legs, with more faded patterns occurring on their backs.
Tadpoles grow up to 43 millimeters in length.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians