Lithobates areolatus (State Status: S2; imperiled)
The Crawfish Frog is in decline due to habitat loss and is not often seen in Mississippi. Skin is relatively smooth with dark spots encircled by a lighter ring. Coloration is usually golden or yellow with dark brown or black spots. When calling, dual vocal sacs can be observed. Males’ are larger than the eyes, females’ are about the same size as the eye. Uses crawfish burrows as refugia.
- Dark spots with light ring around
- Paired vocal sacs
Prairies, pastures, scrublands (Powell at al., 2016)
“Low pitched nasally call” can last for about 1 second. Similar to snoring sound (Powell et al., 2016)