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Frog ID Opinion?

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Any opinions on this one given the pics.
I'm leaning River over Pig because of the snout shape, but can be talked out of it.

It was on a sand/mud flat on the edge of a tidal creek that is salty on incoming tide and fresh water at low tide.



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Despite having never seen a River Frog in person, I have seen my share of Pig Frogs, and I would lean towards the former for this one.

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It seems to have soem darker blotches on it, which would make me think river. Most of the pigs I've seen are your classic children's book solid green.

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I too think river, with those white spots on bottom lip ,and male river frogs tympani are larger than their eyes !! It would nice to get a good shot of his belly.

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Most def. a river. They taste best with melted garlic butter sauce.

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Thanks, folks, I do appreciate your input.


There is so much salt/brackish water at this location; I was surprised to see any frog!


Maybe they had “fraud” protection, I mean, “frog” protection? :roll:

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As far as salt vs frog presence, I have found Leopard Frogs breeding in tidal pools that were nothing but salt water. Not only this, but there with tadpoles at various life stages. Maybe not for a species as a whole, but for populations living near brackish/salt water, over time frogs gradually become accustomed to it? Weak ones die, strong ones live to breed, the usual evolution stuff?

Green Tree Frogs were also present but I didn't witness any breeding or see any tadpoles.

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I have found Leopard Frogs breeding in tidal pools that were nothing but salt water. Not only this, but there with tadpoles at various life stages.
Very interesting. Good stuff.

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Josh Holbrook and I observed pig frogs and leopards frogs in a tidal salt marsh, we even saw striped mud turtles as well.

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Oh man! River frogs are so cool! They are still on my list to find though.... one day!
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