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Pig Frog, Rana grylio


Male Pig Frog Female Pig Frog
The Pig Frog is a large frog reaching lengths in excess of 5 inches. Their body structure is quite similar to the Bullfrog, but they can be distinguished by the complete webbing between and to the tips of the toes on their hind feet. The specimen shown here is a male. The gender of the individual can be determined by the size of the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane will be considerably larger than the eye in males and the same size or smaller than the eye in females.

The color range is displayed between the two individuals on this page. The background color ranges anywhere from an olive green as in this female, to a dark brown as shown above. A very aquatic species spending most of its time near the edge of the water. The Pig Frog is found in the southeastern United States. They range from extreme eastern Texas and follow the coast to south-central South Carolina.

Pig Frog Range

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