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Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802) - American Bullfrog


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
County map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Historical locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical County Map

Historical county map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Historical county map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Major Watersheds locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog) has a total of 526 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 114 counties and 304 localities. There are a total of 181 collectors and 320 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 350 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1885 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 13 and December 7, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Adair 1 1 2 1 1 1941 1941
Andrew 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Atchison 3 3 4 3 3 1985 1991
Audrain 5 6 4 5 5 1941 2010
Barry 2 5 2 3 3 1930 1959
Barton 2 2 3 2 2 1989 1991
Bates 2 2 3 2 2 1988 1991
Benton 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Bollinger 3 5 4 4 4 1909 1989
Boone 7 25 7 8 8 1945 2013
Buchanan 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Butler 6 18 7 11 12 1899 1995
Caldwell 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Callaway 4 4 4 4 4 1941 2013
Camden 4 5 5 4 5 1955 1985
Cape Girardeau 4 7 4 5 5 1941 1996
Carroll 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Carter 5 13 10 7 8 1930 1963
Cass 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Cedar 1 2 1 1 1 1982 1982
Chariton 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2016
Christian 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Clark 2 2 1 2 2 1960 1961
Clay 10 12 10 12 12 1909 1982
Clinton 2 2 2 2 2 1960 1962
Cole 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Cooper 2 3 4 2 2 1929 1956
Crawford 4 4 3 4 4 1965 1971
Dade 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2015
Dallas 1 2 2 1 1 2000 2000
Daviess 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
De Kalb 1 1 2 1 1 1941 1941
Dent 3 30 5 5 6 1909 1941
Douglas 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Dunklin 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Franklin 6 10 7 6 6 1932 1972
Gasconade 2 2 4 2 2 1941 1989
Gentry 1 1 3 1 1 1992 1992
Greene 2 2 2 2 2 1930 2013
Grundy 2 2 4 2 2 1941 1964
Harrison 3 3 4 3 3 1992 2014
Henry 2 2 3 2 2 1991 2007
Hickory 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Holt 2 2 2 2 2 1953 2017
Howard 4 7 6 4 7 1967 2002
Howell 1 2 1 2 2 1932 1932
Iron 3 3 3 3 3 1941 1963
Jackson 16 48 6 17 17 1909 1978
Jasper 3 5 4 4 4 1931 2012
Jefferson 3 3 1 1 1
Johnson 21 58 29 36 40 1908 1997
Knox 1 2 2 1 1 1941 1941
Laclede 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Lafayette 2 3 2 2 2 1962 1973
Lawrence 4 4 4 4 4 1935 2003
Lewis 1 4 1 2 2 1996 1996
Lincoln 2 3 4 2 3 1941 1967
Linn 2 2 2 2 2 1980 1980
Livingston 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Macon 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Madison 4 4 8 4 4 1935 2009
Maries 1 1 1 1 1 1988 1988
Marion 1 3 1 1 1 1947 1947
McDonald 2 3 3 3 3 1906 1944
Mercer 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Miller 6 9 7 6 6 1941 2006
Mississippi 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Moniteau 1 1 2 1 1 1999 1999
Monroe 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Montgomery 3 3 5 3 3 1932 1991
Morgan 4 5 4 4 4 1939 1969
New Madrid 1 1 1 1 1 1932 1932
Newton 5 7 5 6 6 1935 2016
Nodaway 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Oregon 3 3 3 3 3 1939 1973
Osage 4 5 3 4 4 1961 2017
Ozark 6 9 10 8 8 1902 2014
Pemiscot 2 3 1 2 2 1934 1986
Perry 2 2 2 2 2 1988 1995
Pettis 2 2 3 2 2 1980 2002
Phelps 4 5 4 4 4 1961 1995
Pike 1 1 2 1 1 2016 2016
Platte 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Polk 4 4 2 4 4 1982 2015
Pulaski 2 2 3 2 2 1981 2002
Putnam 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Ralls 1 1 1 1 1 1971 1971
Randolph 1 1 1 1 1 1994 1994
Ray 3 3 3 3 3 1959 1982
Reynolds 6 9 4 6 6 1933 1964
Ripley 2 2 2 2 2 1941 2005
Saint Charles 4 7 6 6 7 1962 1998
Saint Clair 2 2 3 2 2 1991 1992
Sainte Genevieve 1 1 3 1 1 2004 2004
Saint Francois 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Saint Louis 3 9 3 5 5 1885 1963
Saline 1 1 1 1 1 1929 1929
Schuyler 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Scotland 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Scott 2 2 3 2 2 2007 2007
Shannon 5 13 7 7 7 1930 1963
Shelby 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Stoddard 5 13 9 8 8 1909 1973
Stone 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Sullivan 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Taney 3 4 4 3 3 1947 2007
Texas 2 3 1 2 2 1941 1941
Vernon 3 3 2 3 3 1982 2002
Warren 1 2 2 1 1 1975 1975
Washington 1 2 2 2 2 1909 1942
Wayne 6 12 8 9 9 1931 1950
Webster 1 3 1 2 2 1932 1932
Worth 1 2 2 1 1 1985 1985
Wright 3 4 5 3 3 1908 1948

Potential County Records

There are no potential county records for this species as it has been verified in every Missouri county.

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Anura Fischer von Waldheim, 1813 - Frogs
Family:
Ranidae Rafinesque, 1814 - True Frogs
Genus:
Lithobates Fitzinger, 1843 - American Water Frogs
Species:
Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802) - American Bullfrog

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms