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Lithobates chiricahuensis (Chiricahua Leopard Frog)

Synonyms: Rana chiricahuensis; Rana subaquavocalis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis syn. Rana chiricahuensis) is a species of frog in the family Ranidae, the true frogs. It is native to Mexico and Arizona and New Mexico in the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, ponds, and open excavations. It is threatened by habitat loss and chytrid fungus to such an extent that it has been eliminated from 80% of its former habitat. The Phoenix Zoo, Arizona's Department of Game and Fish, and the USFWS are trying to mitigate threats through captive breeding and reintroduction efforts.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Lithobates chiricahuensis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.88
EDGE Score: 3.45


Adult Weight [2]  137.3 grams
Female Maturity [2]  3 years
Male Maturity [2]  3 years
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Litter Size [2]  892
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  11 years
Snout to Vent Length [2]  5 inches (13.5 cm)
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Arizona Mountains forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central Mexican matorral Mexico Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Chihuahuan desert Mexico, United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Sierra Madre Occidental pine-oak forests Mexico, United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Sinaloan dry forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sevilleta LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research IV 228335 New Mexico, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No


Parasitized by 
Cephalogonimus brevicirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Clinostomum metacercaria <Unverified Name>[3]
Glypthelmins quieta <Unverified Name>[3]
Haematoloechus complexus <Unverified Name>[3]
Rhabdias ranae <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Cameron Park Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Phoenix Zoo

Range Map

North America;


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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Oliveira, 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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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