Species level identification based on range. The frog was found on a wooden deck near the Russian River, surrounded by damp pasture and redwood forest.
Growing in the coastal prairie south of the Russian River Mouth in Sonoma Co., CA. Separated from the subspecies purpurea by the color of the open calyces (greenish with purple mottling) and habitat.
About 12" long. Returned to the sea.
B. O'Connor made the sighting.
At Goat Rock State Beach in Russian River estuary.
Seen at Goat Rock State Beach. Arched rock in background.