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Rana luteiventris (Columbia Spotted Frog)

Synonyms: Rana pretiosa luteiventris

Wikipedia Abstract

The Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) is a North American species of frog. It is green to brown in color with spots on the dorsal surface. The belly and upper lip are white in color. Individuals can be distinguished from other Rana species by their shorter back legs, narrow snout, and upturned eyes. Since they spend most of their time in the water, they also have more webbing in their hind feet than similar species. Although not threatened, this animal has been studied as a model species for the effects of habitat fragmentation.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.13
EDGE Score: 2.21


Adult Weight [1]  68 grams
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Litter Size [1]  1,275
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  13 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  3.543 inches (9 cm)


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kootenay National Park II 341762 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Anaxyrus boreas (Western Toad)[2]
Rana luteiventris (Columbia Spotted Frog)[2]


Rana luteiventris (Columbia Spotted Frog)[2]

Range Map

External References

NatureServe Explorer


Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2Anurans as prey: an exploratory analysis and size relationships between predators and their prey, L. F. Toledo, R. S. Ribeiro & C. F. B. Haddad, Journal of Zoology 271 (2007) 170–177
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0