Gopher frog

It possesses the remarkable ability to enter a state of dormancy when confronted with danger or arid environments

Florida Fish and Wildlife

Have you ever heard of a frog that can dig underground? Meet the gopher frog, a fascinating amphibian that lives in the southeastern United States. Gopher frogs are named after their habit of using burrows made by gophers and other animals to escape the heat and predators. They are also known for their loud snoring calls that can be heard from far away.

Gopher frogs have some distinct characteristics that make them different from other frogs. They have a dark brown or gray color with dark spots on their back and legs. They also have a ridge of skin behind each eye that extends to the shoulder. Gopher frogs are adapted to living in dry habitats such as pine forests and sandhills.


Population est.
United States

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No