Family Ranidae – True Frogs

Green frog (Rana clamitans)

  • Description: 2-4 inches; plain brown or green, sometimes with dark spots or blotches; belly white with dark wavy lines or spots; two ridges present on back running from behind eye to approximately mid-body or slightly beyond.

  • Distribution: Statewide.

  • Breeding period: April to September.

  • Breeding sites: Swamps, oxbows, ponds, lakes, and small streams.

  • Voice: Single sharp note, often given in rapid sequence; has been described as like the twang of a loose banjo string.

  • Comments: Fowler's toads and bullfrog calling in background. Recorded near Clinton in Hinds County.