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American Bullfrog

Rana catesbeiana


Finding a pond at the entrance to the Delicate Arch Trail was a surprise - seeing bullfrogs in the pond was an added delight. Hearing them call - priceless


The American bullfrog, often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”. This species has traditionally been classified as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large, permanent water bodies, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is usually found along the water's edge. The male bullfrog defends a territory during the breeding season. His call is reminiscent of the roar of a bull, which gives the frog its common name. This frog is native to southern and eastern parts of the United States and Canada, but has been widely introduced across other parts of North, Central and South America, Western Europe, and parts of Asia.

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medusasnakes123 5 years ago


Utah, USA

Lat: 38.72, Long: -109.56

Spotted on Jun 29, 2013
Submitted on Jun 29, 2013

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