Lithobates clamitans clamitans, 29 June 2019

Lithobates clamitans clamitans, the Bronze frog;
Volusia county, Florida (29 June 2019).

Known regionally as the Bronze frog, Lithobates clamitans clamitans is a most-excellent true frog. Volusia county, where I live, is the southern extent of its range on the east coast, but we see quite a number of them here. Bulow Creek State Park has a decent population of them. So too does Heart Island Conservation Area a bit west of here. Take note of those excellent dorsolateral ridges down the back. That’s a diagnostic feature that helps differentiate Bronze frogs from other local true frog species.

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