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Reptiles of the United States  
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True Frogs of the United States


True frogs have a bony breastbone and horizontal pupils. North American species are large frogs with slim waists, long legs, pointed toes, and extensive webbing on the hind feet. They are excellent jumpers. The adults are truly amphibious, typically living along the edge of the water end entering it daily to catch prey, flee danger, or to mate. They are all voracious carnivores, feeding primarily on insects, spiders, and crustaceans, but readily accepting anything else that can be caught and swallowed.

Mating usually is initiated in the spring with aggregations of males calling in chorus to attract females to the breeding site. The breeding male has swollen forearms and thumbs for clasping the female behind her forelimbs. In the water, female Rana may lay strings or rafts containing up to 20,000 eggs. The eggs hatch within one month, with the tadpoles metamorphosing into frogs 6 to 24 months later.

 

There are 21 species of True Frogs in the U.S.

Crawfish Frog (Rana areolata)

Found in the coastal plain from North Carolina to Florida and along the Gulf coast to extreme eastern Louisiana.

Red-Legged Frog (Rana aurora)

Vancouver island, B.C., south along the Pacific coast west of the Cascade and Sierra Mountains to northern Baja California.

Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri)

Found in southwestern Arizona and southern New Mexico to central Texas, south into Mexico.

Plains Leopard Frog (Rana blairi)

Found from central Nebraska to Illinois and extreme western Indiana, south through Kansas to central Texas, north to eastern Colorado.

Foothills Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylei)

Found from western Oregon to southern California - Los Angeles county near the coast and Kern County inland.

Cascades Frog (Rana cascadae)

Found in the Olympic Mountains of Washinton and the Cascade Mountains of Washinton, Oregon and northern California.

Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)

Found in eastern and central United States, also New Brunswick and parts of Nova Scotia.

Green Frog (Rana clamitans)

It is widespread throughout eastern North America.

Las Vegas Leopard Frog (Rana fisheri)

Found in Clark County, Nevada.

Pig Frog (Rana grylio)

Found from southern South Carolina through Florida west along the Gulf coast to southeastern Texas.

River Frog (Rana heckscheri)

Found from southeastern South Carolina to central Florida.

Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana muscosa)

Found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and extreme western Nevada.

Relict Leopard Frog (Rana onca)

Found in the Virgin River drainage in southeastern Nevada, northwestern Arizona, and southwestern Utah.

Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)

Found throughout the eastern United States except the extreme Southeast.

Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)

Found throughout northern North America, except the west coast.

Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa)

Found in extreme southeastern Alaska and north-central British Columbia, south to western Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon.

Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)

Found in Canada from Manitoba to Labrador and tha Maririme Provinces, south along the St. lawrence River to northern New York, west to northern Minnesota.

Southern Leopard Frog (Rana sphenocephala)

Found from southern New York to the Florida Keys, west to Texas abd easterbn Oklahoma, north to east-central Kansas.

Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)

Widepsread throughout northern North America.

Tarahumara Frog (Rana tarahummarae)

Found from extreme south-central Arizona near the Nogales into eastern Sonora, Mexico and south.

Carpenter Frog (Rana virgatipes)

Found in the coastal plain from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to southern Georgia.

 
 

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