- Smooth skinned frog with prominent tympanum.
Dorsolateral folds do NOT extend to groin.
Fully webbed feet, except fourth toe.
- Plain brown or bronze dorsally.
White ventral surfaces with dark, irregular markings.
Green coloration may be present on upper lip.
Adult male with yellowish coloration on throat.
Rana clamitans grows to 5-8 cm (2.2-3 in).
In the United States, Rana clamitans is found in the southern states, from North Carolina to Texas.
Rana clamitans is solitary and nocturnal, remains hidden most of the time.
Breeding in Rana clamitans occurs from March to August. Small egg masses are attached to underwater vegetation.
Rana clamitans shelters in logs and crevices, and lives in swamps and near streams.
The bronze frog is not a protected species in Texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license.
The single subspecies of Rana clamitans found in Texas, R. c. clamitans, is found in the eastern third of the state.