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American Bullfrog

(Rana catesbeiana)


Category: Amphibians



These territorial frogs are named for their loud, deep call that reminds some of the roar a bull. They are often found resting on the edges of the ponds, lakes, and swamps that they inhabit. During mating seasons, males aggregate into highly dynamic groups, called choruses, to attract females.

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Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Ranidae
Genus - Rana
Species - R. catesbeiana

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Interesting Animal Facts

Swiss Army Skin

Amphibian skin is not covered in hair, feathers, or scales. It is thin and permeable, which allows them to actually breathe and drink through their skin! Their skin is not watertight, but they have mucous glands that produce secretions to help keep them from drying out Their skin also serves as a handy defense mechanism: nearly all amphibians have poison glands that make their skin toxic - and on top of that, it can even serve as a tasty treat after they shed it (yes, many amphibians eat their own sloughed off skin)!

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