1-2” (3.2-5.7cm). Bright green, yellowish green, olive green, or lime green, may have gold or white flecking. Pale yellow stripe from upper lip to groin. Large toe pads.
Call resembles that of a rising ‘cowbell’ and can be expressed by a nasal queenk-queenk-queenk. Call may be repeated up to 75 times within a minute.
Ohio and lower Wabash River valleys. This species has undergone a rapid range expansion in recent years and is colonizing new areas along the southern edge of the state.
Cypress swamps, sloughs, cattail marshes, lakes, and ponds.
Marshes, sloughs, and floodplain swamps, flooded fields, and farm ponds.
Mid-May to Early August
Found in small packets under the surface of the water, attached to floating vegetation or its roots.
Long pointed tail. Green with a yellowish or ivory stripe on side of head from snout to eye.