2 1/4-4 ½” (5.7-11.4cm). Large and stubby body with distinct humped lower back when at rest. Irregular dark spots crowded together and surrounded by light borders. Belly white without spots.
Loud, deep, resonant snore repeated at irregular intervals. Large choruses sound like hogs at feeding time.
Southwestern Indiana. Isolated population in southeast region. Rare. Endangered in Indiana.
Nocturnal beetles, crayfish, small amphibians and reptiles.
Occupies upland crayfish burrows in moist meadows, prairies, and grassy fields.
Seasonal to semi-permanent wetlands; fishless ponds.
March through mid-April.
Masses of 3,000 - 7,000 eggs attached to vegetation.
Brown to greenish, sometimes with small spots. Very similar to southern leopard frog tadpole.