River Frog

The River 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 river frog is part of the catesbeiana group that also includes the bullfrog and the pig, green, mink, carpenter, and bog frogs. More

The River Frog (Rana heckscheri) is a species of frog in the family Ranidae. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Description: River Frogs have greenish-gray backs and legs with dark gray blotches and blotched undersides. They also have light spots on their dark lips. When handled, this frog will go limp unlike other captured frogs. More

Frog Fact: River frogs apparently produce skin secretions that are toxic or distasteful to some predators. They are less wary and more easily captured than most other frogs and often go limp when handled. More

River The River Frog's name gives most people the misunderstanding that they can only be found in rivers; however, this is not the case. More

grylio), River frogs have no dorsolateral ridge. Could be confused with Dark Bullfrogs (R. catesbeiana), but that species has no white spots on lips. Habitat & Biology Lives in swamps of rivers, streams, and ponds. More

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The River Frog breeds in late spring through summer. The number of eggs per female and egg clutch size are unknown. Tadpoles can be quite large, up to 15 cm (6 in.), before transformation to adulthood begins. More

The River Frog does not have dorsolateral folds. Its fourth (longest) toe does not have webbing to its tip . There is a large eardrum, the tympanum . The tympanum of the male is larger than his eye. More

article imageMan Arrested For Having Colorado River Frog As His High = By KJ Mullins. More

Nkongsamba river frog, ventral view of two forms© Mary E. Gartshore Nkongsamba river frog, dorsal view© Mary E. More

Order : Anura
Family : Ranidae
Genus : Lithobates
Species : heckscheri
Authority : (Wright, 1924)