Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog

The Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Rocky Mountain tailed frogs eat terrestrial and aquatic insects and forage under water as well as on land. To feed, tadpoles scrape algae off rocks with their rows of small teeth. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY Breeding occurs in the fall. More

Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog conservation status The Rocky Mountain tailed frog is listed as a state species of concern in Washington and is federally protected as endangered in British Columbia. The species has yet to garner conservation priority in Idaho or Montana. More

The Rocky Mountain tailed frog was formerly considered a geographically distinct population segment of the tailed frog (Ascaphus truei). More

The slate grey tadpoles of the Rocky Mountain tailed frog have a white to pinkish tail bordered by a dark band, and grow to 3 cm before metamorphosis. More

The Rocky Mountain tailed frog makes its home in Idaho, western Montana, southeastern Washington, northeastern Oregon, and the most southeastern portion of British Columbia. People are often not aware of these quiet, little nighttime frogs, and believe they are very rare. More

Rocky Mountain tailed frogs are found in the water or close by it. Oregon natives, they like the cold water. They are primarily nocturnal, and prefer to live in fast-flowing streams in forests. More

Order : Anura
Family : Leiopelmatidae
Genus : Ascaphus
Species : montanus
Authority : Mittleman and Myers, 1949