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Lithobates septentrionalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

Scientific Name: Lithobates septentrionalis
Species Authority: (Baird, 1854)
Common Name(s):
English Mink Frog
Synonym(s):
Rana septentrionalis Baird, 1854

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 the large extent of occurrence, large area of occupancy, high abundance, and many secure occurrences throughout the range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in North America from Labrador to southern Manitoba, south to northern New England and northern Wisconsin (Conant and Collins 1991).
Countries:
Native:
Canada; United States
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Population [top]

Population: Total adult population size is unknown but probably more than 100,000. It is abundant in suitable habitat in northern Wisconsin (Vogt 1981).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Bogs, cold lakes and ponds, inlets and outlets of ponds and lakes; occupies sphagnum mats and emergent vegetation (e.g., lily pads) in open water. It hibernates underwater. Eggs and larvae develop in permanent lakes and ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None. There is minimal human impact in much of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None needed. It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Lithobates septentrionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 July 2014.
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