Montezuma leopard frog

The Montezuma leopard frog, Lithobates montezumae, is a species of frog in the family Ranidae endemic to Mexico.[2] Its natural habitats are pine-oak or oak forests above 2,000 m (6,600 ft) asl but it can also survive in moderately altered habitats. It breeds in lakes and big pools. It is potentially threatened by habitat loss and introduced predators. It is also collected for human consumption.[1]

Montezuma leopard frog
Lithobates montezumae imported from iNaturalist photo 35492423 on 4 June 2019.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Lithobates
L. montezumae
Binomial name
Lithobates montezumae
(Baird, 1854)

Rana montezumae Baird, 1854


  1. ^ a b IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2020). "Lithobates montezumae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T58671A53971117. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T58671A53971117.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Lithobates montezumae (Baird, 1854)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 1 February 2015.