AnAge entry for Lithobates sylvaticus

Classification (HAGRID: 00915)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Amphibia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Anura
                Family: Ranidae
                    Genus: Lithobates
Species
Lithobates sylvaticus
Common name
Wood frog
Synonyms
Rana sylvatica, Rana sylvatica sylvatica, Rana sylvatica cantabrigensis, Rana maslini, Rana cantabrigensis, Rana cantabridgensis latiremis, Rana cantabrigensis evittata

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
5 years
Source
Multiple references, please see bibliography below
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Questionable
Observations

The wood frog is fascinating because it may spend winter with over 50% of its body frozen and no heartbeat or breathing. Their maximum longevity could be underestimated due to lack of precise data. In the wild these animals rarely live more than 3 years [0528].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
912 days
Male sexual maturity
547 days
Incubation
Metamorphosis
98 days
Clutch size
900 (oviparous)
Adult weight
7.88 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
290ºK or 16.7ºC or 62.0ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.0042 W
Body mass
7.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000533 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 775117
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
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