American Bullfrog

American Bullfrog

American Bullfrog
Rana catesbeiana


CLASS
Amphibia
ORDER
Anura
FAMILY
Ranidae

Range

Southeastern Canada, eastern and central United States. Widely introduced into the western U.S. and also into many foreign countries.


Habitat

In and near larger body of waters such as lakes, ponds, and large ditches, as well as sloughs near rivers.


Diet

Ducklings, snakes, fish, small rodents, crayfish, insects, worms, other frogs

Weight

Up to 1.1 lbs.

Length

4 to 8 inches

Incubation

About 14 days

Clutch

Up to 20,000 eggs

Facts

  • The green color is due to blue pigment in the skin covered by a thin layer of yellow mucus. Many color variations are known, including white, bright yellow, bright blue, and black and white.
  • The largest North American frog.
  • Breeds from about March through July or August.
  • Tadpoles take 6 months to 2 years to mature.

 

Conservation

Their status is stable, but like other amphibians they suffer from habitat destruction and pollution.

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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