Young leopard frog with a bizarre eye deformity.
dark green with a yellow stripe on each side. I documented many So uthern Leopard Frogs here in 2015.
There were at least 6 leopard frogs seen while I picked dewberries along the wooded margins of the retention basin. Mostly smal/young frogs but 1 had an estimated snount-vent lenght of 3" one of the largest I've seen in 2 years at this location. No photo.
George Mitchell Nature Preserve
82F, 50% Hum, Sunny
Seen near edge of a permanent lake within the preserve, in among the pine needles.
Ranid frog with round spots on back, unbroken dorsolateral ridges, and a light spot on the tympanum. Small for this frog - about 3cm SVL.
Pretty wary - I wasn't able to catch it.
Dip netted from a vernal pond.
2 individuals found
15 individuals found
5 individuals found
26 individuals found
The Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus) is a species of mostly aquatic true frog, found in the south-eastern third of the United States. There are two accepted subspecies.