Southern Leopard Frog

The Southern Leopard 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 Southern Leopard Frog (Rana sphenocephala) is a species of mostly aquatic true frog, found in the south-eastern third of the United States. There are two accepted subspecies. More

Southern Leopard Frogs can be found just about anywhere there is shallow water, including lakes, ponds, marshes, and streams. More

Distribution of the Southern Leopard Frog in Ohio. Hear the frog's call! Possible Occurrence Species Description: Southern Leopard Frogs attain a snout-vent length of 5 to 9 cm (2 to 3 1/2 inches). More

The southern leopard frog grows to a length of 2 to 3.5 inches (about 5 to 9 cm). Its color varies from tan to several shades of brown to green. More

Southern Leopard Frogs have been found in this wetland in Riverside County More pictures of this frog and its natural habitat are available on our Texas Herps page. More

Description: The Southern Leopard Frog is generally green or brown in color, with a distinct light spot occurring in the center of its eardrum. It has a long, pointed head, and a light line extends along its upper jaw. More

The southern leopard frog, Rana utricularia, is part of the leopard frog complex that was once thought to be a series of geographic races rather than distinct species of similar looking frogs. Both the northern and southern leopard frogs are found in Kentucky. More

southern leopard frog occurs in abundance in all of the western part of the state, but sparingly in the knobs or the southern bluegrass. This species avoids the Ordivician limestone of the bluegrass region and the steep topography of eastern Kentucky. More

The southern leopard frog is an amphibian that varies in color from green to greenish brown. Adults have: * Two or three rows of irregular dark spots between visible ridges that run down the back. More

Photo of Southern Leopard Frog - Courtesy of Walter Knapp ( ) Photo Courtesy of Walter Knapp ( ) Patuxent Home Biological Characteristics Species Rana utricularia (previously called R. More

Southern leopard frogs are thin with a pointed head and marked with dark spots between two light colored dorsolateral ridges. Distinguishing characteristics include a light colored line along the upper jaw, a light colored spot in the center of the tympanum (ear). More

The southern leopard frog can be found in a variety of colors and spot patterns. Its dorsal coloration can be green, brown, or combinations of both. It can have a variety of dark spot patterns or none at all. More

The Southern Leopard Frog is quite similar to the Northern Leopard Frog. They display an unbroken dorsolateral ridge like the Northern Leopard Frog. It can be distinguished by a light marking on the center of the tympanic membrane. More

Description: The southern leopard frog is a slender, beautifully spotted frog that may be bright green, brown, tan, gold or bronze with scattered, well-defined dark brown spots. More

Southern Leopard FrogDescription 2-3 ½” (5.1-9cm). Dark rounded spots on back rarely have white margins, and are usually smaller than the eye. Light spot on external eardrum. No dark spot on snout. Head is narrow and pointier than northern leopard frog. More

The southern leopard frog (Rana utricularia) is most abundant in the eastern half of the state with some individuals venturing into southwest Oklahoma. The plains leopard frog (Rana blairi) can be seen throughout Oklahoma except in the southeastern counties. More

The southern leopard frog reached a maximum SVL of 127 mm. For identification characteristics see the pickerel frog section above.. Known distribution of L. sphenocephalus in Virginia Click for additional information on L. sphenocephalus Wood Frog (L. More

The Southern Leopard Frog is common to abundant rangewide. Description - The Southern Leopard Frog is a medium-sized (5–12.7 cm), slender, brown and/or green frog with large, round, dark spots on its dorsum. More

Order : Anura
Family : Ranidae
Genus : Lithobates
Species : sphenocephalus
Authority : (Cope, 1889)