True frogs have long powerful hind legs with webbed feet. They have
relatively stout waists and large broad mouths. The toes do not have discs or pads at the tips as in the treefrogs (Hylidae). All of the true frogs found in Maryland have smooth skin with no bumps or tubercles, and most have ridges that run along the sides of the back (dorsolateral ridges). All Maryland frogs in Family Ranidae are in the genus Lithobates.
Many true frog tadpoles grow relatively large and may have an extended larval
stage (up to three years). They can be found in many types of water
bodies from ephemeral pools to permanent lakes, ponds and flowing
State listed as Watchlist, indicating rare to uncommon.If you find any please contact DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service.
Northern Green Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Southern Leopard Frog, photo courtesy of Scott A. Smith
Adult Wood Frog, photo courtesy of John White
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