Learn about the Frogs of Nunavut
Here is a list of frogs to watch in Nunavut. Happy Listening!
Data provided by the Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network
Scientific name: Anaxyrus americanus
Description: The American Toad is a large, squat toad with warty brown, reddish or olive skin and variously coloured spots and skin glands. There is often a light line down the middle of the back. It is distinguished from other toads by its long parotid glands which do not touch its prominent cranial crests. Maximum adult size is 11 cm.
Scientific name: Rana sylvatica
Classification: True Frog
Description: This is a moderate sized, true frog with prominent dorsolateral ridges. It may be reddish, tan or dark brown with a dark mask that ends abruptly behind the tympanum. Some individuals have a light line down the middle of the back. There is a dark blotch on the chest near each front leg. The belly is white and there may be some dark mottling. The toes are not fully webbed. Adults may reach up to 8 cm.