canal that runs on the west side of the Rio Grande
Near Tecumseh, MI
One of the many tadpoles dead from the dried up creek. A friend and I scooped some up that were still alive and relocated them to a favorable area. Also, thousands of minnows, mosquito fish, and baby crawdads were saved from the muddy pools. It was so bad in some that the fish were starting to burrow in the mud. That is not a fin sticking out but a piece of mold trying to decay its body.
Lithobates is a taxonomic name for a group of "true frogs", of the family Ranidae. This group of frogs has been defined as a separate genus. The name was defined by Hillis et al. for a subgenus of four Central and South American frogs within the genus Rana: