Two individuals: one very large, other somewhat smaller, resting in algae bottom of pond
found during CA/NV Amphibian Population Task Force field trip
Red-legged frog (Rana aurora) found after an early fall rain in a wooded area just uphill from the Venture House at Channel Rock, Whaletown, BC.
Found on a log while i was on a mushroom hike.
The clear tracks of a red-legged frog.
This species can be told from the other true frog species found here - the bullfrog - the webbing on the hind feet being significantly reduced, and with the front feet having more significant tubercles on the front toes.
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...