Family Ranidae – True Frogs

Pig frog (Rana grylio)

  • Description: 3 1/4-6 inches; closely resembles the bullfrog but with a more pointed snout and webbing on longest toe of hind feet extending almost to its tip; brown to greenish occasionally with small, indistinct dark markings; belly white or pale yellow with dark spots or mottling.

  • Distribution: Southeastern counties from the Gulf Coast as far north as about Hattiesburg.

  • Breeding period: March to September.

  • Breeding sites: Permanent ponds, lakes or marshes, usually with abundant emergent vegetation.

  • Voice: Deep, resonant grunts similar to sounds made by large hogs.

  • Comments: Southern cricket frogs calling in background. Recorded near Red Creek in southeastern Stone County.