Lithobates sevosus (State Status: S1; critically imperiled)
Dusky Gopher Frogs are medium-sized frogs from the family Ranidae. Their skin is dark gray and black, rough, and covered with bumps. These frogs only occur in a handful of ponds in the southern part of the state, and are subject to intense monitoring, protection, and captive breeding programs.
- Dark, rough skin
- Low, consistent purr or growling call
Seasonal wetlands in sandy pine forests
“Low pitched nasally call” can last for about 1-2 seconds. Similar to snoring sound (Powell et al., 2016)