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  • French
    • grenouille à pattes rouges
  • Scientific Names
    • Rana aurora
    • Rana agilis aurora
    • Rana aurora aurora
  • Spanish
    • Rana pata roja
  • English
    • Northern Red-legged Frog

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What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

rjadams55

Date

November 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Formally considered conspecific with the federally threatened California Red-legged Frog (R. draytonii), the Northern Red-legged Frog is a California Species of Special Concern found along the coast from Mendocino County (CA) north to British Columbia.

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What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

asemerdj

Date

June 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

kyle2

Date

June 7, 2015 07:00 PM PDT

Description

About 4 inches long, female. In the pond near shore.
Saw again on 6/14/15, about 5pm. Same spot. Jumped out of the water toward us as we were sitting on the shore and jumped twice more farther from the water.

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What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 13, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

knightericm

Date

May 27, 2015 07:25 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 10, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

nyoni-pete

Date

June 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This frog, "Rana-like" was seen in the leaf litter of forest, c. 20-30m from a small stream. About 5cm, body length. Location was about 5km SE of Bamfield.

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

hawnzd

Date

May 30, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

wendycitsci

Date

May 18, 2015 07:37 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Backyard pond, three separate frogs observed at the same time, egg mass photographed in the pond

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

tfyoder

Date

May 15, 2015 04:00 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

under tarp on woodpile

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

hawnzd

Date

April 9, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

catas

Date

May 9, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

These two guys showed up in my small backyard pond. I first observed them on May 9, 2015. I was surprised to see them and only got this mediocre photo.
The larger of the two is roughly 2.0 inches long. Although not pictured, I did observe one to have reddish belly and legs on underside. I live in a suburban neighborhood not directly adjacent to wooded area or water sources.
Any information please. Thoughts on species? Juvenile or adult? Are they just stopping in on their way to somewhere?

May 11 2015
Added new photo of lateral ridges.

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Description from Wikipedia

The northern red-legged frog (Rana aurora) is a species of amphibian, whose range is the coastal region stretching from southwest British Columbia to southern Mendocino County in Northern California, and is protected in British Columbia, Oregon and California. As a member of the genus Rana, this species is considered a true frog, with characteristic smooth skin and a narrow waist. This frog requires still waters for breeding, and is rarely found at any great distance from...

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.