Tailed Frog

The 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.

The tailed frogs are two species of frogs. The species are part of the genus, Ascaphus is the only taxon in the family Ascaphidae (pronounced /æˈskæfɨdiː/). The "tail" in the name is actually an extension of the male cloaca. More

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Present range of the Tailed Frog in British Columbia Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei) Common name: Tailed Frog Scientific name: Ascaphus truei, Ascaphus montanus Code: ASTR Status (BC): (Mainland Coast) Blue, (Kootenays) Red Status (COSEWIC): (Mainland Coast) Special More

fact, the Tailed Frog is named for the tail-like copulatory organ possessed by males of the species. Males do not have vocal sacs and do not call to females, so they must meet using other cues, possibly chemical. More

The tailed frog occurs in the Cascade Mountains and Coast Range from southern Canada to northern California, in the Blue Mountains of eastern Washington and Oregon, and in the Rocky Mountains of Northern Idaho and probably western Montana. More

While the Tailed Frog never ventures far from water, it can venture into the forest after rains. During dry spells, it can be found on moist stream banks or under rocks in the stream bed. More

The tailed frog can be found in cold, fast moving streams with rocky bottoms. These streams can be generally found in mountainous areas. They are located in southern British Columbia to Northern California and can also be found in western Montana to Idaho. More

Ecology: The habitat of the Tailed Frog is cold, fast-moving streams with cobble stone bottoms. Tailed frogs are mostly aquatic, but adults may emerge during cool, wet conditions to forage on land. More

The tailed frogs are two species of frog. The "tail" in the name is actually an extension of the male cloaca. Ascaphus is the only genus in the family Ascaphidae. More

tailed frogtailed frog - western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organAscaphus trui, bell toad, ribbed toad, tailed toadanuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toad, toad frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial speciesAscaphus, genus Ascaphus More

The tailed frog family is considered by most herpetologists to be more primitive than other frogs. Members of this family have 2 pairs of unattached ribs and 9 presacral vertebrae. The means of internal fertilization is unique among frogs. More

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tailed frog (Ascaphus truei): implications for the biogeography of the Pacific Northwest. Evolution 55:147-160. Nishikawa, K.C. 1991. Kinematics of prey capture in the tailed frog Ascaphus truei (Anura: Ascaphidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 103:289-307. Pauken, R.J. More

Tailed frogs have no external ear drum. The male has a bulbous "tail" that acts as a penis. Eggs and Tadpoles: Approximately 50 eggs are laid in rosary-like strings attached to the underside of rocks. More

Tailed frogs do not show digging behaviour common to many other frog species. More

They range from the rare and primitive tailed frogs to one of the greatest frog success stories on earth, the Pacific treefrog. More

Tailed Frogs are considered to be (along with a handful of New Zealand frogs) the most primitive living frogs. The word "primitive" is somewhat misleading. More

The Tailed Frog, Ascaphus truei, is found in cold, fast-moving streams with boulders and stoney bottoms. They are unique in that they are the only species of frog with a tail. More

Tailed Frogs will have vertical pupils, a dark mask through the eye and no fold along the sides. More

Coastal tailed frogs live in fast running streams and can sometimes be found on damp banks or under rocks. They like cold water and their coloring often matches the color of local rock. More

Tailed frogs are found in suitable streams throughout the Reservation, in both the Klickitat and Toppenish watersheds. It is too early to know the status of populations here, but they have been declining elsewhere throughout the Pacific Northwest. More

Order : Anura
Family : Leiopelmatidae
Genus : Ascaphus
Species : truei
Authority : Stejneger, 1899