Y is for…Lithobates Yavapaiensis

Today is the twenty-fifth day of the April A to Z Challenge.  I will be writing about different frog species based on their latin species names!  See the introduction here.

 

Lithobates yavapaiensis – Lowland Leopard Frog

The L. yavapaiensis is a frog that is found in a small portion of Mexico, CA, NV, AR & NM.  Populations are typically found in streams, ponds and river pools.

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This frog has a really cool call consisting of many series of short notes.  The call will last between 3-8 minutes.

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The lowland leopard frog is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN red list, however it is seen as a sensitive species and is listed as a species of concern in Arizona.  It is threatened by non-native fishes and the American bullfrog.

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Sources:

(1) Lower Colorado River Conservation (2) Amphibiaweb (3) IUCN red list

Image Sources:

(1) MABA(2) Arizona Ecological Services

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Y is for…Lithobates Yavapaiensis

  1. You’ve done an amazing job scouring the alphabet with these amazing frogs. What an education you’ve given us.

    And thanks for helping me out as an Ambassador.

    It’s been another great Challenge. One last letter and you can hop on to the next thing in frog blogging.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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