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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

Make sure you retract your eyes 30 times before swallowing!

It has long been known that Frogs retract their eyes and close them while eating, leading scientists to suspect that frogs use their eyes to help them swallow. This suspicion was finally confirmed in 2004, when the northern leopard frog was observed by scientists retracting its eyes while swallowing crickets, actually using them to help push the food toward its esophagus!

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