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Rana cascadae (Cascades Frog)

Synonyms: Rana aurora cascadae

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family found in the western United States and possibly Canada, mainly in the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains.
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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: 2.9


Adult Weight [2]  10.1 grams
Female Maturity [2]  2 years
Male Maturity [2]  2 years
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litter Size [2]  550
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  7 years
Snout to Vent Length [2]  3.0 inches (7.5 cm)
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
British Columbia mainland coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central and Southern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central Pacific coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests  
Klamath-Siskiyou 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
Crater Lake National Park II 180091 Oregon, United States
H.J. Andrews Biosphere Reserve 15815 Oregon, United States
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area II 606367 Washington, United States
Lassen Volcanic National Park II 29388 California, United States
Mount Rainier National Park II 235186 Washington, United States
Olympic Biosphere Reserve II 922805 Washington, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Prey / Diet

Rana cascadae (Cascades Frog)[3]


Rana cascadae (Cascades Frog)[3]
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)[3]
Thamnophis atratus (Santa Cruz Garter Snake)[3]
Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)[3]


Parasitized by 
Ophioxenos microphagus <Unverified Name>[4]

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.
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
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