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Rana pipiens
Rana pipiens
Northern Leopard Frog
Photographer: James Harding
Collection: AmphibiaWeb

ID: 1111 1111 1111 5034 (2006-05-26)

Copyright © 2006 James H. Harding

 
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  • date of photo  Mar 1, 2004
  • latitude 42.60000   longitude -84.38333   max error distance 26451 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Ingham County (Michigan, US)
  • family Ranidae
  • habitat  small pond in wetland complex
  • notes   This frog was dead in shallow water, found just after the ice melted on the pond. The frog shows the symptom called 'red leg,' which may rrepresent a bacterial infection due to a suppressed immune system, in turn possibly due to an unknown environmental stress. Leopard Frog numbers plummeted in Michigan in the 1960s and 1970s, and still have not fully recovered-- populations in lower mid-Michigan are unstable. It is not unusual to find dead Leopard Frogs in early spring; Green Frogs (Rana clamitans) living in this same habitat do not show this symptom or similar mortality.
  • camera   Nikon N90S 35mm
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANIMAL
  • common names   Northern Leopard Frog (AW )
  • View AmphibiaWeb record for Rana pipiens
  • View Encyclopedia of Life record for Rana pipiens
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