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Relict Leopard Frog

Relict leopard frog is a species of frog belonging to the family Ranidae, found only in the United States. At present, the species seems to be confined to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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

    Size 1.75 to 3.5 in
    Color Brown, gray, or greenish upper surface with greenish-brown spots; a light stripe runs down each side of the back; whitish underside with dark spots or blotches on the throat; yellow-orange in the groin area and on the underside of the hind limbs
    Distribution United States
    Habitat Permanent small streams, springs, spring-fed wetlands
    Diet Small invertebrates like Insects, spiders, and  crustaceans; sometimes small vertebrates
    Breeding Season Late January to April
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 250 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on April 20th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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