Lowland Leopard Frog

Lowland Leopard Frog

Scientific Name – Lithobates yavapaiensis

Classification – Ranidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Around 3.4 in

Life Expectancy – 3 years or more

Breeding Season – January to April and again in end of summer or early fall

Incubation Period – 15 to 18 days

Metamorphosis Period – 3 to 9 months

Special Features –Possess narrow head and long legs; marked light-colored dorsolateral folds are broken on the lower back

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Mexico and the United States

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Temperate forests, big rivers, streams, ciénegas, agricultural canals and ditches, cattle tanks, mine adits

Diet – Small insects

Predators – Not known