Wood Frog

The Wood 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 Wood frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, extending from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. More

The Wood Frog is a common frog found near water, or far from water, in the woods. It grows to about three inches long. Its color ranges from pinkish-brown to tan to dark brown. More

In Rhode Island, wood frogs are the harbingers of spring as they are typically the first species to arrive at the breeding ponds and begin their loud quacking mating call. More

wood frog has attracted a great deal of research attention in recent years. More

Wood FrogThe wood frog is around three inches in length and is brown, rusty red, gray, or tan and it has bumpy skin. Its most recognizable feature is the black mask on its face that is often called a "robber's mask. More

Wood frog (female?) in my 153 gallon pond while I was cleaning it so the pond was empty on 3/29/07. See the pond cleaning page for details. More

Wood frogs can grow to 50 mm (2 inches) in body length. Stretched out, a frog with a 50 mm long body might reach 140 mm from its snout to the tip of its toes. Females tend to be larger than males. More

Distribution of the Wood Frog in Ohio. An adult Wood Frog Hear the frog's call! Species Description: Snout-vent lengths range from 3.5 to 7 cm (1 3/8 to 2 3/4 inches). More

from the intestines of winter-collected wood frogs, indicating that such bacteria are retained throughout hibernation (Lee et al. 1995). More

Habitat: Wood frogs are usually found in moist, deciduous forests with a lot of leaf litter. In West Virginia, they are active from mid-February through early November and can usually be found during the day. More

Wood Frogs are members of the family Ranidae, which includes other "true frogs" like Leopard Frogs, Green Frogs, and Bullfrogs, with whom they share the same genus (Rana). Habitat/Ecology: Wood Frogs prefer woodlots near marshes or ponds. More

Some wood frogs have a light stripe down the middle of the back. Body length is 3 to 6 cm though some adults may reach up to 8 cm. More

Aspects of the topic wood frog are discussed in the following additional content sources. * Magazines * Early Life Lessons. Natural History, November 2008 * In the spirit of 'well' or 'whale.'. More

The wood frog is 1.375-2-.75 inches long. It has a dark More

"the" Wood Frog, is the only species from the family Ranidae that occurs in Australia. The species is restricted to the rainforest of northern Queensland, the eastern border of Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory and much of New Guinea. More

Wood Frogs are the most common and widespread amphibian in Alaska, occurring from Southeast More

The wood frog More

male and female wood frogs is to look at their thumbs. Male wood frogs have an enlarged thumb that helps them grasp onto the female during amplexus. All text and photographs More

Each spring, large numbers of adult Wood Frogs can be killed by automobiles while the frogs are crossing roads to get to and from their breeding grounds. More

* The adult wood frog will eat some insects small and large; they catch them by waiting patiently then lunging towards it. They also eat small fish, lizards, and sometimes frog eggs. More

Wood frogs occur further north than any other amphibian in North America. They are common throughout the forested regions of the NWT from the Alberta border north to the Mackenzie Delta. Image of a Wood Frog in the Summer Photo: M. More

the wood frogs and spring peepers had settled down for their long (frozen) winter nap. More

Provide your wood frog water in a shallow dish, because if the dish isn't shallow enough, the wood frog might have problems getting to it. More

Order : Anura
Family : Ranidae
Genus : Lithobates
Species : sylvaticus
Authority : (LeConte, 1825)