Leopard Frog

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Leopard Frog

The northern leopard frog is perhaps most recognizable as the formaldehyde-soaked specimen in the high school lab tray. Their range is most of northern North America. They generally live near ponds and marshes, but will often venture into well-covered grasslands as well, earning them their other common name, the meadow frog. Leopard frogs can grow up to 3-5 inches long and live from 2-4 years in the wild. Once the most abundant and widespread frog species in North America, leopard frogs were widely collected not only for dissection but for the food industry (frog legs) as well. The biggest threat to leopard frogs is competition from larger and non native bullfrogs and a special fungus called chytrid.

Leopard Frog


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