Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America
Episode
17
  • Spotlight Species

Featured Species | Chiricahua Leopard Frog (04:31)

Host: Sarah Leon with Jim Rorabaugh

Chiricahua Leopard Frog (click to view larger)
Chiricahua leopard frog
Photo credit: Jim Rorabaugh, USFWS

Overview

Status: Endangered/ Listed on June 13, 2002
Scientific Name: Rana chiricahuensis
Description: The most serious threats to this species include predation by non-native organisms, especially bullfrogs, fishes, and crayfish; and an apparently introduced fungal skin disease (chytridomycosis or "Bd") that is killing frogs and toads around the globe.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011