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Northern Red Legged Frog

Northern red legged frog is a species of frog found in the United States and Canada. The species is mainly diurnal and solitary.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Ranidae
    Genus Rana
    Scientific Name Rana aurora


    Size Around 8 cm (3.1 in)
    Color Reddish-brown, brown, gray, or olive upper surface with small black spots; dark bands on the legs; lower abdomen and hind legs are red underneath with yellow underside; dark mask on the head with a stripe extending from the shoulder to the front of the upper jaw; creamy chest and throat marbled with dark gray; groin is mottled with yellowish-green and black
    Distribution Western Oregon, western Washington, California (United States), Canada
    Habitat Densely vegetated shoreline; aquatic habitat essential for breeding includes still waters of ponds, streams or marshes
    Diet Terrestrial insects, small snails, crustaceans, worms, tadpoles, small fish, small frogs of other species
    Hibernation Fact May hibernate in the northern part of its range
    Predators Fishes, birds, snakes, mammals
    Breeding Season Late November to early April
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 200 to 1100 eggs
    Incubation Period 39 to 45 days
    Metamorphosis Period Around 80 days
    Reproductive Age Male: Around 3 years of age
    Female: Around 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan 12 to 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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

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