North American Bullfrog

Tiffany Garcia, Bruce Coblentz

Latin name: Lithobates catesbeianus

American bullfrogs have successfully invaded many aquatic habitats throughout the Pacific Northwest. What makes them such good invaders? We have used experimental and observational methodology to explore the impacts of bullfrogs on our aquatic ecosystems, including competition, predation and disease transmission.

Publications:

Embryonic learning and developmental carry-over effects in an invasive anuran

Invasive Bullfrog Larvae Lack Developmental Plasticity to Changing Hydroperiod

Antipredator Behavior of American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) in a Novel Environment

A tad too high: Sensitivity to UV-B radiation may limit invasion potential of American bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) in the Pacific Northwest invasion range