Chiricahua Leopard Frog

Chiricahua Leopard Frog

Scientific Name – Lithobates chiricahuensis

Classification – Ranidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Around 4.3 in

Life Expectancy – Around 18 years

Breeding Season – June – September

Incubation Period – Not known

Metamorphosis Period – 2 to 9 months

Special Features – Stocky body with relatively high eyes upturned on the head; skin on the sides and back are relatively rough

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – United States and Mexico

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Vulnerable

Natural Habitat – Temperate forests, wide variety of wetland habitats like springs, streams, ponds, lakes

Diet – Variety of small invertebrates

Predators – Bullfrogs, fishes, crayfish