Pig Frog

The Pig Frog is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pig Frog (Rana grylio) is a species of aquatic frog found in the south-eastern United States, from the state of South Carolina to Texas. Some sources also refer to it as the Lagoon Frog or the Southern Bullfrog. More

* Pig Frogs have narrow, pointed heads (the snout is narrower and more pointed than that of a Bullfrog) * the hind feet are fully webbed - webbing on the longest toe extends almost More

Pig frogs are members of the family Ranidae – also known as the true frogs. Ranids are streamlined and narrow-waisted with long muscular hind legs and webbed feet. They are smooth skinned, agile jumpers and swimmers, rarely found far from water. More

The pig frog is sometimes likened to a bullfrog, but has a more pointed and narrow head, and the webbing on the hind feet extends to the very tip of the longest toe. They are olive to blackish brown and sometimes have prominent dark spots. More

Bullfrogs resemble adult Pig frogs but webbing of hind toes does not extend to tip of longest toe (as with Pig frogs) and ventral mottling is lighter (than that of Pig frogs). More

A pig frog gets its name from its loud call, which sounds like the grunting of a pig. Pig frogs can grow to over 5-inches long and are almost always found in or near water. More

The Pig Frog is an opportunistic feeder and will eat insects, worms, small amphibians, and reptiles. The Pig Frog is more aquatic than the Bullfrog and will spend most of its time in the water, floating or among the emergent vegetation. More

Encyclopedia The Pig Frog (Rana grylio) is a speciesSpeciesIn biology, a species is:* a taxonomic rank or* a unit at that rank .... of aquatic frogFrogFrogs are amphibians in the order Anura , formerly referred to as Salientia . More

The pig frog, Rana grylio, is a fully aquatic frog found in freshwater marshes and forested wetlands throughout the Everglades. In Florida, people harvest the frog commercially and recreationally for its edible legs. More

who consumes pig frogs covered by this advisory should only eat fish listed as low in mercury by the DOH's Fish Consumption Advisory or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration until the consumption interval for pig frogs has passed. More

Pig Frogs recorded on a summer night in Chambers County Texas. The calls of Green Treefrogs, Bronze Frogs, Coastal Cricket Frogs, Squirrel Treefrogs, mosquitoes, and other insects can also be heard. More

advisory today for pig frog legs taken from any part of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. This advisory covers all of Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) 2 and 3 due to elevated levels of mercury found in these frogs. More

Carpenter Frog, young Pig Frogs in particular resemble these other species. More

The bullfrog and pig frog do not have white spots on the lips or smooth skin. More

Description: Adult Pig Frogs have brown to gray backs. Juveniles have bronze casts with dark spots on their sides. The undersides are yellow with a brown net-like pattern. The legs of the pig frog are prized by humans as a food source. More

Though not native, pig frogs have been found on barrier islands off the Atlantic Coast (Martof, 1963; Kiviat, 1982). More

Habitat/Range: The pig frog is found in lakes, ponds, and marshes. It is found in the southeastern United States. Eating Habits: It eats insects and crustaceans The pig frog is active at night. More

South, Pig Frogs are sought for their edible legs. Where hunted regularly, they are wary of humans and headlamps. Where not hunted, they are placid and easily approached. More

Order : Anura
Family : Ranidae
Genus : Lithobates
Species : grylio
Authority : (Stejneger, 1901)