Frog of the Week

California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii)

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photo by Chris Brown

vulnerable

Common Name: California Red-legged Frog
Scientific Name: Rana draytonii
Family: Ranidae
Location: United States of America – California
Size: 5 inches or 12.7 cm

The California Red Legged Frog is listed as a federally as a threatened species. Much of its range has been lost to land development. Invasive species such as the American Bullfrog and heavy use of pesticides haven’t helped the frog either. The California Red Legged Frog is the state amphibian of California.

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