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Rana catesbeiana (=Lithobates catesbeianus) - American Bullfrog

This frog is not native to the Northwest, it has been introduced.

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A short example

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Rana catesbeiana

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Related or Similar Northwest Frogs:

Northern Red-legged Frog
Cascades Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Columbia Spotted Frog
Oregon Spotted Frog
Green Frog

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Sub-adult, Adams County, Washington
Adult female, Benton Co., Oregon
Juvenile male, Benton Co., Oregon
Adult, Klickitat County, Washington Adult, Klickitat County, Washington Adult, Klickitat County, Washington
Go here to see more pictures of tadpoles, and tadpoles transforming into frogs.
Habitat, Agricultural canal, Franklin County, Washington
Habitat, pond, Multnomah County, Oregon
Habitat, small lake, Mason County, Washington
Habitat, urban wetlands, King County, Washington
Habitat, pond, Benton County, Oregon
Habitat, late summer, Klickitat County, Washington
Short Video
Views of several bullfrogs in ponds and creeks. Although they are quick to swim to the bottom when first approached, American Bullfrog tadpoles will usually calm down and resuface, where they slowly swim, float, and socialize.
A large male Bullfrog calls at night from a lake.
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