Family: Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylid Frogs view all from this family
Description Tan-green with dark spots. Shape similar to a toad. Dorsolateral folded skin on back.
Dimensions 6.4-9.5cm. (2 1/2-3 3/4")
Subspecies Balcones - Brown with markings on hind leg. Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.
Western - Olive/gray. Hind legs have markings. S. Arizona and Mexico.
Voice Throaty sound similar to barking.
Breeding February-May. Eggs laid in moist soil under stones and rocks. Develops into tadpole in egg, hatches as a frog.
Habitat Limestone caves with recurring rain.
Range New Mexico, Texas, s. Arizona into Tehuantepec Mexico.
Discussion Nocturnal. Body held off the ground when walking. Can inflate to 7 times its normal size when threatened. Uses skin on underside to help climb.