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Frogs and Toads. Our Frog Objectives Identification.

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1 Frogs and Toads

2 Our Frog Objectives

3 Identification

4 Bull Frog 8 in. 1.5 lbs Shallow water: Freshwater ponds and lakesNocturnal Predators: Insects, mice, fish, birds, snakesCamouflage

5 Bull Frog

6 Bullfrog

7 Eastern American Toad Size 43.5 to 26.3 Grams 2-3.5 in. Food Insects Slugs Worms Poisonous Their warts secret bufotoxin (a poison) Live Near water Burrow in cool loose soil

8 Eastern American Toad


10 Eastern Gray Treefrog 2 3/8 inches Large toe pads Wooded habitats Insects and invertebrates

11 Eastern Gray Treefrog


13 Pickerel Frog Food Insects Earthworms Invertebrates Adaptation Skin secretions are toxic to other frogs and cause skin irritation Habitat Mainland (urban and rural areas) Near ponds Size 27.5 to 12.1 grams 1.75 to 3.5 inches

14 Pickerel Frog


16 Northern Green Frog Food Snakes Lizards Other frogs Size 2 ¼ To 4 ¼ inches Habitat Freshwater marshes, shallow ponds, small streams Adaptations Tadpoles are “slightly” toxic

17 Northern Green Frog


19 Northern Leopard Frog Size 3 to 5 Inches Habitat Ponds, swamps, marshes, slow streams Adaptation Powerful swimmers (webbed feet) Food Beetles, ants, flies, worms, small frogs

20 Northern Leopard Frog


22 Northern Spring Peeper Size 0.11 to 0.18 Ounces 1 to 1.5 inches Adaptation Large toe pads for climbing Food Nocturnal Carnivores Insects, spiders, ants Habitat Marshes, ponds, swamps Prefer loose debris on the forest floor

23 Northern Spring Peeper


25 Wood Frog Size 1 to 3 inches Adaptation Can sustain a body temperature as low as -6 degrees Celsius Habitat Tundra, wet grasslands, moist woodlands Vernal pools during the breeding season Food Insects Invertebrates

26 Wood Frog


28 Frog Calls

29 Endangered Frogs and Toad

30 New Jersey Chorus Frog Size 0.75 to 1.5 inches Adaptation Camouflage Habitat Shallow pools along streams, ditches, canals Dry fields Forest swamps Wet meadows Food Eggs and larvae of amphibians

31 New Jersey Chorus Frog

32 Southern Leopard Frog Up to 5 inches Size They can leap several feet to escape predators Adaptation Shallow water: Lakes, marshes, streams Habitat Nocturnal: Insects, earthworms, invertebrates Food

33 Southern Leopard Frog

34 Northern Cricket Frog Habitat Along sunny, muddy, marshy gently sloping edges of ponds, reservoirs, streams, pastures Adaptation They jump up to 3 ft in zigzag motions Size 0.75 to 1.5 inches Food Invertebrates, beetles, larvae, flies

35 Northern Cricket Frog

36 Eastern Spadefoot Toad 1.75 to 3.25 inches Size Fields, farmland, woodlands with sandy or loose soil Breed in vernal pools or flooded fields Habitat Hard to find: Hide in burrows Adaptation Flies, crickets, caterpillars, snails Food

37 Eastern Spadefoot Toad

38 Threatened / Candidate Frogs NONE

39 Activity

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