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Crawfish Frog

The crawfish frog typically has some specific circular patterns on its body, working as identifying marks. The species prefers living in crayfish burrows that help them avoid predation and the wintry weather along with grassland fire.



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


    Size 2.2-3.0 in (5.6 -7.6 cm)
    Color Yellow or brown, or something in between, the belly is white
    Call Low-pitched voice
    Distribution United States
    Habitat Grassland habitats
    Subspecies ·         L. a. areolatus or Southern crawfish frog

    ·         L. a. circulosus or Northern crawfish frog

    Diet Insects and other invertebrates
    Breeding Age 2-3 years
    Breeding Season Middle of the March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size Around 7,000 eggs
    Metamorphosis Period 3-4 months
    Average Lifespan Around 7 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on September 17th 2019 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 14th September 2019.

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