Plains Leopard Frog

The Plains Leopard 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 Plains Leopard Frog (Rana blairi It is sometimes referred to as Blair's Leopard Frog, named for the noted zoologist and University of Texas professor, Dr. W. Frank Blair. More

the plains leopard frog, look for a continuous, wide skin fold down each side of the back northern leopard frogs also have dark spots surrounded by light rings on their back and a dark spot on More

Description: The plains leopard frog is of medium size, 2.0 to 4.0 inches (5.1 to 10.2 cm), often brown or tan above, less often dark green. There is a light line on the upper jaw, and usually a small light spot on each tympanum. More

The plains leopard frog is found in the southern half of Iowa, but they range north along the Missouri River to Plymouth County in western Iowa. More

The Plains Leopard Frog was described as a distinct species in 1973 by Lauren Brown who first heard it call "a quarter mile from our home just north of Bloomington-Normal . More

Plains Leopard Frogs begin breeding in February, and continue into the summer. Males chorus together to attract females. The breeding site is usually a marshy area around the edge of a pond or stream. More

DISTRIBUTION: In Arizona, the plains leopard frog is historically known from the Sulphur Springs Valley and the adjoining bajadas or lower canyons of the Chiricahua and Dragoon mountains, Cochise County, where it occurred in cattle tanks, irrigation sumps, streams, and settling ponds at a power plant. More

The plains leopard frog has four very distinct characteristics. It has very moist skin, which is common for frogs. It has a round snout. It has a pattern of spots on its back and sides with no common pattern between each frog. More

The plains leopard frog (Rana blairi) is a species found in the eastern plains of New Mexico, and isolated locations in the middle Rio Grande Valley. It is also common to the Pecos River , such as its tributaries or prairie ponds and stock tanks . More

The plains leopard frog (Rana blairi) can be seen throughout Oklahoma except in the southeastern counties. The northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens) is native to North America, but has been introduced into Oklahoma in several parts of the state. More

Plains Leopard Frog embryos have Hatched These embryos have just hatched. The embryo that is center left and the embryo that is center bottom have the adhesive glands showing. They almost look like stumpy little legs. More

Plains leopard frogs are one of the most abundant frogs in Missouri. You Want to Eat What? - Humans hunt these and other large native frogs to use their legs for food. More

The plains leopard frog was found on the Grasslands wherever permanent water occurred and is distinguished by a browner color, a white spot on the tympanum and a broken lateral white stripe. More

utricularia)and the plains leopard frog (Rana blairi) which have a similar appearance and similar care requirements. Size: approximately 3 inches (7-8 cm). Expected life span: approximately 5-8 years, perhaps longer. Lifestyle: semi aquatic. Level of Care: suitable for beginners. More

Number of stops the Plains Leopard Frog was observed chorusing by date. More

Order : Anura
Family : Ranidae
Genus : Lithobates
Species : blairi
Authority : (Mecham, Littlejohn, Oldham, Brown and Brown, 1973)