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Lowland Leopard Frog, Rana yavapaiensis

The Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis), is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family that is located in Mexico and the United States.

Its natural habitats include temperate forests, freshwater lakes, intermittent rivers, rivers, and freshwater marshes.

In most populations, breeding normally occurs following springtime emergence after a period of winter inactivity and continues through summer and into the fall. Within the wild, masses of eggs have been observed to hatch in 15 to 18 days. Tadpoles may metamorphose in the same year they were oviposited or overwinter.

It is not considered threatened by the IUCN.

Image Caption: Rana yavapaiensis. Credit: Brian Gratwicke/Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0)

Lowland Leopard Frog Rana yavapaiensis