Ranidae – True frogs

Widest distributed of any amphibian, these “classic” frogs have a typical smooth skin, webbed feet & large, powerful legs

They can be found all over the planet, except for Australia and Antarctica. True frogs range in size from the size of a toenail, like the Wood Frog, to monsters capable of eating whole bats and birds.

Ranids have frog-like body shapes, including powerful hindlimbs and toe webbing. Although most species may live on land and in water, adults must breed in water to lay eggs. True frogs are mostly green or brown and fit in well with their surroundings. Those that dwell in the water are often green to olive green in hue, which complements their surroundings.