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California Red Legged Frog

California red legged frog is a species of frog that is currently endemic to California, United States. It is the largest native frog in the western United States.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Ranidae
    Genus Rana
    Scientific Name Rana draytonii


    Size 4.4–14 cm (1.7–5.5 in)
    Color Brown, gray, olive, or reddish upper surface with black flecks and dark, non-uniform, light-centered blotches; a dark mask with a whitish border appears above the upper jaw, black and red or yellow spots or blotches in the groin; lower abdomen and the undersides of the hind legs are generally red
    Distribution California (United States)
    Habitat Dense, shrubby or emergent riparian vegetation close to deep, still or slow-moving waters
    Diet Insects, worms, spiders, vertebrates like small tree frogs and small mice
    Hibernation Fact Some population tend to hibernate
    Predators Birds, snakes, raccoons,  egrets, cats, foxes, coyotes, American bullfrog
    Breeding Season November through April
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2000 to 5000 eggs
    Incubation Period 6 to 14 days
    Metamorphosis Period 3.5 to 7 months
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan In wild: 8 to 10 years

    In captivity: 12 to 13 years

    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on April 16th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 4th April 2017.

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