Dusky Gopher Frog

The Dusky Gopher Frog is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

subspecies of the gopher frog, the dusky gopher frog has been elevated to full species status. Historically, this species was found across parts of southwest Alabama, southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana. Related species of the gopher frog occur more broadly across the Southeast. More

The Mississippi gopher frog (Rana sevosa) or dusky gopher frog is a rare species of true frog. It is endemic to the southern United States, and its natural habitats are temperate, coastal forests and intermittent freshwater marshes. More

The dusky gopher frog in Alabama. Paper presented at Symposium of the Status of Endangered Species in Alabama. Alabama Academy of Science, Mobile College, Mobile, AL. * Bailey, M.A. 1991. More

dusky gopher frog), because this population is the only one remaining in the historical geographic range of Rana sevosa (Louisiana to Mobile County, Alabama) as described by Goin and Netting (1940). More

554), Notices of Review, we retained the dusky gopher frog in category 2. We identified the dusky gopher frog as a category 1 candidate species in our November 21, 1991 (56 FR 58804), and November 15, 1994 (59 FR 58982), Notices of Review. More

dusky gopher frog tadpoles was higher in mixed-species enclosures than in single-species enclosures. More

The dusky gopher frog in Alabama. J. Alabama Acad. Sci. 62(1):28-34. Wright, A. H. and A. A. Wright. 1949. Handbook of frogs and toads of the United States and Canada. Comstock Publishing Company, Ithica, NY. 640 pp. More

The dusky gopher frog in Alabama. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 62(1): 28-34. * Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes 2003. More

The Dusky Gopher Frog, Rana capito (=areolata) sevosa, is found in temporary ponds in the panhandle. It is similar to the Florida Gopher Frog (below) in appearance (although overall color is brownish and its underside is spotted) and habit. More

dusky gopher frog is warranted. We elevated the Mississippi gopher frog More

fallax) and the Dusky Gopher Frog (Lithobates sevosa) were measured by enzyme immunoassay for sex-specific hormone differences (Student’s t-test; P < 0.05) among 6 variables (concentrations of estradiol (E2), progesterone (P), and testosterone (T), and ratios of P:E2, T:E2, and P:T). More

In 1995 the dusky gopher frog was a candidate for the federal threatened or endangered species list. However, not enough was known about the frog at the time to justify the listing. Johnathan Neufeldt hopes to change that. More

Rana sevosa - Dusky Gopher Frog (Goin & Netting, 1940) Rana sevosa - Dusky Gopher Frog (Goin & Netting, 1940) Adult specimen from Harrison County, Mississippi More

Order : Anura
Family : Ranidae
Genus : Lithobates
Species : sevosus
Authority : (Goin and Netting, 1940)