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Rana aurora (Northern Red-legged Frog; Red-legged Frog; Rana pata roja)

Synonyms: Rana agilis aurora; Rana aurora aurora; Rana temporaria aurora
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The northern red-legged frog (Rana aurora) is a species of amphibian, whose range is the coastal region stretching from southwest British Columbia to southern Mendocino County in Northern California, and is protected in British Columbia, Oregon and California. As a member of the genus Rana, this species is considered a true frog, with characteristic smooth skin and a narrow waist.
View Wikipedia Record: Rana aurora

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
33
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.13
EDGE Score: 2.9

Attributes

Maximum Longevity [2]  15 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Baja California desert Mexico Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
British Columbia mainland coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
California Central Valley grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
California coastal sage and chaparral Mexico, United States Nearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
California interior chaparral and woodlands United States Nearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
California montane chaparral and woodlands United States Nearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Central and Southern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central Pacific coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests  
Great Basin shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Klamath-Siskiyou forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northern California coastal forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Puget lowland forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Sierra Nevada forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
California Coast Ranges Biosphere Reserve 153447 California, United States  
Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve 17423 Oregon, United States
Elkhorn Slough Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve Ia 964 California, United States  
Fairfield Osborn Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve Ia 190 California, United States
Golden Gate National Recreation Area V 26135 California, United States
Great Basin National Park II 77367 Nevada, United States
H.J. Andrews Biosphere Reserve 15815 Oregon, United States
Jackson Demonstration State Forest   California, United States
Lassen Volcanic National Park II 29388 California, United States
Mount Rainier National Park II 235186 Washington, United States
Nipomo Dunes Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve Ia 3725 California, United States
Olympic Biosphere Reserve II 922805 Washington, United States
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada
Parque Nacional de Sierra San Pedro Martir National Park II 180607 Baja California, Mexico  
Pinnacles National Monument V 2869 California, United States
Point Reyes National Seashore II 27068 California, United States
Redwood National Park II 77867 California, United States
San Dimas Biosphere Reserve 17161 California, United States  
San Francisco Peninsular Watershed County Wildlife Refuge or Management Area 30320 California, United States  
San Joaquin Biosphere Reserve 4527 California, United States  
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area V 38440 California, United States
Spivey Pond Management Area 54 California, United States      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No

Prey / Diet

Pseudacris regilla (Northern Pacific Treefrog)[3]

Predators

Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[3]
Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)[3]
Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)[3]
Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cylindrotaenia americana <Unverified Name>[4]
Glypthelmins californiensis <Unverified Name>[4]
Megalodiscus intermedius <Unverified Name>[4]
Megalodiscus temperatus[4]
Ophioxenos microphagus <Unverified Name>[4]
Oswaldocruzia pipiens <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Coyote Point Museum
 draytonii
Sacramento Zooaurora
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr

Range Map

Middle America; North America;

Photos

Citations

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 animaldiversity.org 2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 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 4Gibson, 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
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access