Carpenter Frog

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

Distribution / Habitat: The Carpenter Frog is not common in Florida, in fact it only inhabits swamps that border the southern edge of Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp (in Baker and Columbia counties in FL). More

The carpenter frog can be found anywhere in the lower half of the American east coast. It tends to live in bogs and dense slow moving streams. More

Range of the Carpenter Frog in our region Range of the Carpenter Frog in the eastern U.S.A. More

The Carpenter Frog (Rana virgatipes) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. It is endemic to the United States, and is known for having a mating call resembling the sound of two carpenters hammering nails, hence the name. More

Description: The carpenter frog looks somewhat like a small bullfrog but may be distinguished by the presence of four buff, reddish-brown or yellowish-brown stripes — two on the back and one on each side — on a mottled greenish or brownish background. More

The Carpenter Frog is a medium to small frog attaining lengths around 2.5 inches. The are so named because their call can be described as sounding like a carpenter hammering. More

The carpenter frog is identified by its greenish-brown body, 4 stripes down the back and sides, black sides and legs, and yellow undersides. More

Carpenter frogs are found in the Atlantic coastal plain of North America, from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to the Okefenokee Swamp region of southern Georgia and northernmost Florida. More

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The carpenter frog gets its name from the mating call, which is thought to sound like the hammering of carpenters. Distribution in Maryland Range map adapted from Harris, 1975. More

Order : Anura
Family : Ranidae
Genus : Lithobates
Species : virgatipes
Authority : (Cope, 1891)