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Mountain Yellow-legged Frog

Mountain yellow-legged frog is a species of frog occurring only in California in the United States. The species is known to be solitary and territorial. It represents the group of true frogs.



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


    Other Names Southern mountain yellow-legged frog
    Size 4 to 8.9 cm
    Weight 0.74 to 1.16 oz
    Color Yellowish, olive or brownish with black and brown markings; yellow or light orange belly and underside of the legs
    Distribution Southern California and Southern Sierra Nevada(United States)
    Habitat Mountain creeks, lakes and lakeshores, pools, streams
    Diet Beetles, ants, wasps, bees, flies, dragonflies
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during the coldest winter months
    Predators Snakes, birds, fish, raccoons, coyotes
    Breeding Season April to July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 15 to 350 eggs
    Incubation Period 18 to 21 days
    Metamorphosis Period 1 to 3.5 years
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years after metamorphosis
    Average Lifespan Around 14 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on March 3rd 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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