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Rana pretiosa (Oregon Spotted Frog)

Synonyms: Rana pretiosa pretiosa; Rana temporaria pretiosa

Wikipedia Abstract

The Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa, meaning "precious frog") is a member of the frog family Ranidae of order Anura. It is a medium-sized aquatic frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest and historically well distributed in the Puget Trough/Willamette Valley province and the Cascade Mountains of south-central Washington and Oregon. It is relatively rare within its range and is listed globally as vulnerable.
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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: 3.6


Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  798
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  3.9 inches (10 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central and Southern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central Pacific coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests  
Eastern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Puget lowland forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banff National Park II 1690912 Alberta, Canada
Glacier National Park II 953799 Montana, United States
Jasper National Park II 2776809 Alberta, Canada
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area II 606367 Washington, United States
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area V 103172 Washington, United States
Mount Revelstoke National Park Ia 18 British Columbia, Canada
Waterton Biosphere Reserve II 121459 Alberta, Canada
Yellowstone Biosphere Reserve II 2196863 Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States
Yoho National Park II 317576 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Rana pretiosa (Oregon Spotted Frog)[2]


Lontra canadensis (northern river otter)[2]
Lontra longicaudis (Neotropical Otter)[2]
Rana pretiosa (Oregon Spotted Frog)[2]
Thamnophis elegans terrestris (Western Terrestrial Garter Snake)[2]


Parasitized by 
Cylindrotaenia americana <Unverified Name>[3]
Haematoloechus varioplexus <Unverified Name>[3]
Halipegus occidualis[3]
Megalodiscus intermedius <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding
New England Aquarium
Oregon Zoo
Toronto Zoo
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens

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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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