Lithobates heckscheri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lithobates heckscheri
Species Authority: (Wright, 1924)
Common Name(s):
English River Frog
Rana heckscheri Wright, 1924

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-08-12
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Hammerson, G.A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Angulo, A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States from southern North Carolina (at least formerly) to northern Florida, west to southeastern Mississippi (Conant and Collins 1991).
United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)
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Population [top]

Population: In Florida, it can be quite common in proper habitat (Bartlett and Bartlett 1999).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in swamps along streams and edges of shallow ponds and impoundments (including beaver ponds). Eggs and larvae develop in permanent swamp waters.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Local populations are presumably impacted by urbanization and other forms of infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No species-specific conservation actions are needed. It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Lithobates heckscheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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