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Lithobates heckscheri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Geoffrey Hammerson
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

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).
Countries:
Native:
United States
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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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None needed. It occurs in many protected areas.
Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Lithobates heckscheri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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