AnAge entry for Lithobates catesbeianus

Classification (HAGRID: 00911)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Amphibia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Anura
                Family: Ranidae
                    Genus: Lithobates
Species
Lithobates catesbeianus
Common name
American bullfrog
Synonyms
Rana catesbeiana

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
16 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 485
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Increased reproductive output with age has been documented in these animals [0002]. Record longevity may be underestimated. In the wild, mortality rates appear to rise at later ages. Growth rates also appear to decline [0526].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,277 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
4 days
Metamorphosis
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Adult weight
54.4 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
288ºK or 14.9ºC or 58.7ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.0134 W
Body mass
51.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000262 W/g

References

External Resources

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