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    • Lithobates sphenocephalus
    • Lithobates sphenocephala
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    • Rana pipiens sphenocephala
    • Rana sphenocephala
    • Rana sphenocephala sphenocephala
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    • Rana utricularius
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    • Southern Leopard Frog

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Recent observations

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What

Southern leopard frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

June 14, 2013 07:44 PM CDT

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What

Southern leopard frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

April 27, 2013 07:41 PM CDT

Place

caddo lake (Google, OSM)

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What

Southern leopard frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

April 23, 2012 10:37 AM CDT

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What

Southern Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

dfwuw

Date

October 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Southern Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

benthebiologist

Date

March 31, 2012 06:03 PM CDT

Description

A Southern Leopard Frog.

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What

Southern Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

doodlebug

Date

October 28, 2014

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What

Southern Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

mayfly1963

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

This guy has made himself at home in a tub of water sitting under the drip from the house!

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What

Southern Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

krancmm

Date

April 27, 2014 06:36 PM CDT

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What

southern leopard frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

royaltyler

Date

October 16, 2014 02:54 PM CDT

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What

Southern Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

treeder86

Date

October 14, 2014

Description

Edit 10/22/2014: Embarrassingly, we (lab members and I) were too hasty in calling these Ambystoma annulatum eggs. In the past, we've always collected A. annulatum eggs from this particular pond every fall for behavioral studies. This year, I guess we were just on "auto-pilot" collecting egg masses, assuming they were our salamanders without taking a close look. Well, when they hatched, they were frog larvae... By looking closer at the pic I submitted here, these are clearly anuran eggs, not salamander eggs.
The puzzle then came as to which anuran eggs they were. We came across a publication that mentioned Lithobates sphenocephalus breeding in the fall in some populations of northwestern Arkansas populations (just a few miles from our site), even though these are typically spring breeders. We do very commonly see these frogs at this pond, as well.
There was another photo originally included in this observation that were clearly A. annulatum eggs. That photo has been moved to it's own observation.

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What

Southern Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

mayfly1963

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

This frog was one of about eight that were seen dead in the marshy ground in the field. Some had their insides squashed out...maybe they were stepped on by the cows?

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What

Southern leopard frog Lithobates sphenocephalus

Observer

jdavisz

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

Heard one male chilling sporadically in the detention pond at steeplechase subdivision in Kyle Texas.

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.