Taxon profile


American Bullfrog
Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Amphibia - amphibians »  order Anura »  family Ranidae - frogs »  genus Lithobates

Scientific synonyms

Rana catesbeiana Shaw, 1802
Aquarana catesbeiana
Novirana catesbeiana
Aquarana catesbeianus
Rana catesbyana (misspelling) m
Rana conspersa LeConte, 1855
Rana mugicus
Rana mugiens Merrem, 1820
Rana nantaiwuensis Hsü, 1930
Rana scapularis Harlan, 1826

Other names

= Bullfrog

Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Lontra canadensis (Schreber, 1777) - Northern River Otter

alien species

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [177903]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Rana catesbeiana Shaw, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [58565]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Frost D. R.: Amphibian Species of the World [], American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA [as Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802)]
Data retrieved on: 22 January 2011
CZ Moravec J. (2001): České názvy živočichů IV. Obojživelníci (Amphibia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 148 pp. [as Rana catesbeiana Shaw, 1802]
EN Stephan Gollasch and Stefan Nehring (2006): National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany, Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 245-269 [as Rana catesbeiana Shaw, 1802]

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