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Cascades Frog Rana cascadae

 

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Cascades Frog
credit: Walter Siegmund

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Family: Ranidae, True Frogs view all from this family



Description Brown-olive. Back & legs have black spots. Dorsal folds, smooth eardrum. Belly yellow.


Dimensions 4.4-7.5cm. (1 3/4-2 5/16")


Voice Low-pitched notes. 1-6 per second.


Breeding May-August. Up to 425 eggs at a time, placed in shallow water. Reach full size after 3 years.


Habitat Temperate forests, temperate grassland, rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes & freshwater marshes.


Range Cascade Range, Olympic Mountains, Oregon. Washington.


Discussion Diet includes a variety of invertebrate prey. Diurnal. Will swim when threatened. Releases antimicrobial peptides when threatened.


 

 

 

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