Family: Ascaphidae, Tailed Frogs view all from this family
Description Visible tail. Olive-green/gray to black. Stripe from eye to snout. Males have pear-shaped tail used for internal fetilization. Vertical pupil. Long toes.
Dimensions 2.5-5.1cm. (1-2")
Breeding May-september. Eggs attached to sides of rocks facing downstream.
Habitat Mountain streams. Water near damp forests. cliffs near waterfalls.
Range British Columbia through nw. California. Oregon, Washington & Montana.
Discussion Lives underwater. Mouthparts allow tadpoles to cling to rocks in flowing streams. Hang onto anything solid including humans. Transform 1-3 years.