Rana grylio (Stejneger, 1901)
Pig Frog, American Pigfrog
Taxonomic Notes: This species was placed in the genus Lithobates by Frost et al. (2006). However, Yuan et al. (2016, Systematic Biology, doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw055) showed that this action created problems of paraphyly in other genera. Yuan et al. (2016) recognized subgenera within Rana for the major traditional species groups, with Lithobates used as the subgenus for the Rana palmipes group. AmphibiaWeb recommends the optional use of these subgenera to refer to these major species groups, with names written as Rana (Aquarana) catesbeiana, for example.
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States. Introduced: Bahamas, China, Puerto Rico.
U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas
R. grylio occurs in standing water.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Altig, R. and Lohoefener, R. (1963). ''Rana grylio.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 286.1-286.2.
Eason, G.W., Fauth, J.E. (2001). ''Ecological correlates of anuran species richness in temporary pools: A field study in South Carolina, USA.'' Israel Journa of Zoology, 47, 347–365.
Originally submitted by: Franziska Sandmeier (first posted 2001-02-21)
Edited by: Arie van der Meijden (28/2/2001), Updated by AnnT. Chang (2013-08-05)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2013 Rana grylio: Pig Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5046> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 28, 2023.
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