and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates
This frog gets its poison from ants that have
high quantities of alkaloids in their tissues.
Males tend to eggs after laying, and then take
tadpoles to suitable places for development
before abandoning them.
Tomato Frog (Dyscophus
This is a rather large
frog, with females being 3-4 inches long and
weighing about 8 ounces. The back is uniformly
orange to red in color, the underside is
yellowish, and there may be black spots on the
throat. It is found only on the northeast coast
Gray Treefrog (Hyla
Relatively large for a treefrog,
the eastern gray is 1.25-2.5 inches long.
Coloration ranges from greenish or
brownish to gray and adults have several large,
dark blotches on their backs. The ventral skin on
the hind legs, in the groin region, may appear
orange to golden yellow with black speckles and
the belly is white.
Rican Crested Toad (Peltophyrne
The only toad native to
Puerto Rico, this species is confined to that
island's Guanica National Forest. It is
distinguished by a high crest above the eyes and
a long, upturned snout.
Poison DartFrog (Phyllobates
The most toxic species of frog, the golden poison
dart's skin is saturated in an alkaloid poison
that is so potent as little as 2 micrograms can
be lethal to humans.
Toad (Pipa pipa)
This unique-looking toad is
distinguished from other toads by its flat
appearance, triangular-shaped head, and small,
star-like appendages on its short, weak, unwebbed
front legs. n addition to its appearance, the
Surinam Toad also has a fairly unqiue method of
The Crawfish Frog
is 2 to 3 inches long and is
yellow to brown in color, with an all-white belly
and numerous dark spots on the back, each with a
lighter-colored ring surrounding it. It spends
almost all of its adult life in a burrow and is
therefore rarely seen outside of the breeding
The Bullfrog (Rana
is the largest true frog in North
America, averaging 3½ to 6 inches in length, not
counting its legs, which average 7 to 10 inches
in length. While insects, earthworms and spiders
form a major part of the diet, bullfrogs are also
known to go after crayfish and other arthropods,
as well as snakes, rodents, and even birds.
The Clawed Frog
is about 4 inches long, with large females
reaching up to 5 inches. The back legs are long
and very muscular. The 3 inner toes on each back
foot have sharp black claws.