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Mississippi Gopher Frog

Mississippi gopher frog is a species of frog found only in the southern United States. It is a true frog. The species is known to be secretive.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Ranidae
    Genus Lithobates
    Scientific Name Lithobates sevosus


    Other Names Dusky gopher frog
    Size Around 3 in (8 cm)
    Color Warty dark brown or black upper surface
    Distribution Southern United States
    Habitat Upland, sandy areas covered with open longleaf pine forest with plenty of ground cover; breeding habitats include isolated, temporary, grassy ponds within the forested landscape
    Diet Frogs, toads, insects, spiders, earthworms
    Predators Birds, mammals, reptiles
    Breeding Season Between December and April
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 500 to 3,000 eggs
    Metamorphosis Period 80 to 180 days
    Reproductive Age Male: 4 to 6 months
    Female: 2 to 3 years
    Average Lifespan Up to 6 to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on March 31st 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 16th March 2017.

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