INVADER ALERT



Photograph by S. Price

Call us if you have seen or heard this frog!

      Introduced Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) have replaced native amphibians from large areas of southeastern Vancouver Island and the lower Fraser Valley.
      Bullfrogs are voracious predators that can easily eat our native frogs - the Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora) and the Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla). Bullfrogs are also thought to spread Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a newly discovered frog disease, although they themselves arenít affected.
     The Bullfrog range is expanding in our area, thanks mainly to humans, who are not only moving them around but are also creating habitats that are very suitable for Bullfrogs.
     If you see or hear this frog please contact us at bcfrogwatch@victoria1.gov.bc.ca.

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Webpage written and maintained by Purnima Govindarajulu and Mike Dodd
email: bcfrogwatch@victoria1.gov.bc.ca
Last updated May 2008