6 - 8 inches
1/3 of the state. The bronze frog, and the closely related green
frog, look very similar to bullfrogs in that they are usually rather
uniform green in coloration, but differ in that they have nearly complete
dorso-lateral folds running down each side to the hind legs. They
also have a more pointed snout, somewhat like a leopard frog. The
male bronze frogs have a very distinct banjo-like "gunk-gunk"
call and can usually be heard calling near a permanent water source.
Like most ranid frogs, the males can be easily distinguished from
the females by the size of the tympanum, the large round eardrum located
behind each eye. The frog pictured above is clearly a male.