Frogs and Toads in South Carolina

FrogFrogs and toads are found throughout South Carolina, and are often heard calling from ponds, ditches, wetlands, and lakes to attract mates during their breeding seasons. Frogs and toads begin life as tadpoles that undergo metamorphosis to assume their adult form. Tadpoles look very different than adult frogs and toads and are often seen in shallow water near the edges of ponds. As tadpoles, they absorb oxygen from water through gills, and develop lungs as they undergo metamorphosis. Upon metamorphosis the small newly formed froglets and toadlets disperse into the landscape.

University of Georgia, SREL

Additional resources for amphibians

Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

Will Dillman - SCDNR Herpetologist

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
PO Box 23205
Columbia, SC 29224
Phone: 803-734-3886
Fax: 803-734-6020

E-mail: dillmanj@dnr.sc.gov

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