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Leopard Frog

(Rana pipiens)

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Several closely related frog species in the genus Rana look somewhat alike and are often confused, even by experts; the scientilic consensus now is that the Leopard Frog in Costa Rica actually consists of two or even three different species: Rana forrer; (Forrer's Grass Frog) in the Pacific lowlands; Rana taylori (Peralta Frog) in the Caribbean lowlands and Meseta Central; and perhaps a third species in the Talamanca Mountain highlands. Leopard frogs are usually brown and green / olive mixed, with dark circles and ovals on their backs; legs and arms with dark bands; to about 10cm (4in). (Rana)


Low, middle, and high elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in and along rivers and streams, ponds, small pools.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens), Costa Rica