Category: Frogs & Toads

A Wee Tiny Eastern Spadefoot Toadlet; 15 April 2016

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot toad; Duval county, Florida (15 April 2016). How remarkably precious and tiny is this wee young Eastern spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii)? As of this writing, spadefoot toads still arguably belong to Family Scaphiopodidae of Order Anura. They aren’t really “true”…

The Eastern Narrowmouth Toad, 06 June 2012

Gastrophryne carolinensis, the Eastern narrowmouth toad; Lowndes county, Georgia (06 June 2012). Perhaps the Eastern narrowmouth toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis, is an apt species to introduce to Floridensis on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday. It is, after all, a remarkably plump, little amphibian. I…

The American Green Treefrog, 17 March 2013

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Lowndes county, Georgia (17 March 2013). The American green treefrog, Hyla cinerea, is truly the Kermit of the American southeast. Fairly large (by North American Frogger standards) and quite abundant in certain areas, this is a true¬†sweetheart of…

Cope’s Gray Treefrog, 12 April 2014

Hyla chrysoscelis, the Cope’s gray treefrong; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). Cope’s gray treefrog, Hyla chrysoscelis, is one of Florida’s numerous Hyla treefrog species. It is not, however, one of the species we typically have in my home county of Volusia. We’re not…

Hyla squirella, 11 June 2016

Hyla squirella, the Squirrel treefrog; Monroe county, Florida (11 June 2016). The Squirrel treefrog, Hyla squirella, is one of Florida’s wide-ranging, native treefrog species. They are also quite variable in coloration and pattern and are sometimes confused as being smallish American green treefrogs (Hyla…

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 18 July 2016

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (18 July 2016). The Cuban treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis, is a tank of a treefrog. Non-native to Florida, this invasive species has successfully colonized much of peninsular Florida. It’s easy to understand how and why; the Cuban…

Anaxyrus terrestris, 28 February 2015

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Lake county, Florida (28 February 2015). If you’re in peninsular Florida and you see a toad hopping about a yard, odds are it’s a Southern toad, Anaxyrus terrestris. Of course, if the toad is ridiculously huge, it might be…