Frog of the Week

Coastal Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei)

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Common Name: Coastal Tailed Frog
Scientific Name: Ascaphus truei
Family: Ascaphidae
Location: United States and Canada
Size: 1-2 inches (2.5-5.1 mm)

Tailed frogs are named  for the tail-like extension on their cloaca of the males that are used during breeding. Coastal Tailed Frogs have a relatively large life, spanning 10-15 years. They lay a low number of eggs during breeding, under 100.

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