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Lithobates sevosus (Dusky Gopher Frog)

Synonyms: Rana areolata sevosa; Rana capito sevosa; Rana sevosa

Wikipedia Abstract

The Mississippi gopher frog or dusky gopher frog (Lithobates sevosus) is a rare species of true frog. It is endemic to the southern United States, and its natural habitats are temperate, coastal forests and intermittent freshwater marshes. This secretive frog is on average 3 in (8 cm) long, with a dark brown or black dorsal surface covered in warts.
View Wikipedia Record: Lithobates sevosus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Lithobates sevosus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.88
EDGE Score: 4.84


Female Maturity [1]  4 months 26 days
Male Maturity [1]  4 months 26 days
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  3,750
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  6 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  4.1 inches (10.5 cm)
Top 100 Endangered [2]  Yes

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge   Mississippi, United States      


Gopherus polyphemus ((Florida) Gopher Tortoise)[3]

Range Map

North America;



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.
2Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
3Anurans 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
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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