Rana catesbeiana


Habitat:


Quiet, permanent waters: ponds, lakes, reservoirs, irrigation ditches, streams, marshes with shallow water

Prefer the presence of fish

Shoreline cover is essential to hide and for mating

Range is limited only by altitude: sea level to 6000 ft

Desert: Mojave and Colorado rivers, and where irrigation creates suitable habitat

In colder localities in California, adults hibernate underwater beneath submerged debris or mud

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