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American Bullfrog

Lithobates catesbeianus


Large frog about 7 inches long. "A large frog, light green to dark olive green above, with dark spots and blotches. Juveniles have many small dark spots. Sometimes light green only on the upper jaw. Cream to yellow below with grey marbling on larger individuals. No dorsolateral folds. A short fold extends from the eye over and past the eardrum to the forearm. Conspicuous tympanum. Males have tympanums larger than their eyes and a yellow throat."


Pond at park. "The species is native throughout most of the midwestern, eastern and southern USA, reaching north barely into Canada, and south just below the Rio Grande River in Texas, and west to New Mexico and Colorado."

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 15, 2013

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