Day 291: American Bullfrog

“The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an amphibious frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”. This frog has an olive green back and sides blotched with brownish markings and a whitish belly spotted with yellow or grey. The upper lip is often bright green and males have yellow throats. It inhabits large, permanent water bodies, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is usually found along the water’s edge. The male bullfrog defends a territory during the breeding season. His call is reminiscent of the roar of a bull, which gives the frog its common name. This frog is native to southern and eastern parts of the United States and Canada, but has been widely introduced across other parts of North, Central and South America, Western Europe, and parts of Asia, and in some areas is regarded as an invasive species.” To read more click here

33 thoughts on “Day 291: American Bullfrog

  1. Awwww, what a cutie and it looks like it’s smiling Jackie. Totally adorable! I wouldn’t mind having them here as well. When it comes to animals and nature, there’s nothing invasive. 😀

    Great shot! ♥

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  2. In Australia, the cane toad was introduced and has now invaded huge areas, it is regarded as a great threat to native species of many animals. I am sure toads and frogs are different but also somehow related. I like frogs but not so sure about toads. Frogs and bees are the barometers of the state of the earth’s health.

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