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Plains Leopard Frog

Plains leopard frog is a species of frog found in the United States. The species is nocturnal and is known to be a shy creature.

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

    Other Names Blair’s leopard frog
    Size 2.0 to 4.3 in (5.1 to 10.9 cm)
    Color Brown with non-uniform dark colored spotting on the backs
    Distribution Indiana, South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona
    Habitat Streams, ponds, creeks, stock tanks, other man-made waters, sloughs
    Diet A wide variety of invertebrates, also some vertebrates
    Predators Raccoons, skunks, opossums, western gartner snake
    Breeding Season Late March to early June and August to October
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size From less than 200 to up to 6500 eggs
    Incubation Period 5 to 20 days
    Metamorphosis Period Around 3 months
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 13th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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