A pointed head with lateral eyes.
Gastrophryne carolinensis is another Southeastern species that has a very unique tadpole. They are dorso-laterally flattened such that the body looks square from above. Their bodies are dark, almost jet black. The belly is also dark with lateral whitish blotches and the intestinal coil cannot be seen through the skin.
On the tail, a lateral white stripe extends from the body and runs part way down the middle of the tail muscle. Their single spiracle is ventral to their anus, which is unlike any other Southeast species.
APPROXIMATE MAXIMUM SIZE
Small: 1.0-1.9 inches, 25-48mm.