Frog of the Week

Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)

Northern Leopard Frog
leastconcern

Common Name: Northern Leopard Frog
Scientific Name: Rana pipiens
Family: Ranidae – True Frog family
Location: United States and Canada
US Locations Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming
Size: 4.3 inches

The Northern Leopard Frog used to be a incredibly common frog in the USA and Canada but human activities have decreased their numbers. Pesticides, pollution, habitat destruction, and the spread of diseases are some of the reasons why their numbers aren’t what they used to be.  The Northern Leopard Frog gets its name from the spots on its body. The frog can vary in color from bright green to a brown color.

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