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Lithobates capito (Gopher Frog)

Synonyms: Rana aesopus; Rana areolata aesopus; Rana capito; Rana capito aesopus; Rana capito capito; Rana capito stertens

Wikipedia Abstract

The gopher frog (Rana capito) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family, endemic to the Southeastern United States. It primarily inhabits the threatened sandhill communities, flatwoods, and scrub in the Atlantic coastal plain, where it is usually found near ponds.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.88
EDGE Score: 2.76


Adult Weight [1]  151 grams
Litter Size [1]  7,000
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  4.4 inches (11.3 cm)


Nerodia fasciata (Southern Water Snake)[2]


Parasitized by 
Megalodiscus temperatus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Audubon Zoosevosa
Birmingham Zoo
Detroit Zoological Societysevosa
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardensaesopus
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquariumsevosa
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoosevosa
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Range Map

North America;


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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
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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