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Cascades Frog - Rana cascadae

Slater, 1939




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Rana cascadae
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Related or Similar Northwest Frogs:

Northern Red-legged Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
American Bullfrog
Columbia Spotted Frog
Oregon Spotted Frog



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Adult, Pierce County, Washington Adult, King County, Washington Adult, Kittitas County, Washington Juvenile, Pierce County, Washington
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Adult, Clackamas County, Oregon Adult, Pierce County, Washington Adult, Pierce County, Washington Adult, Pierce County, Washington
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Adult, Kittitas County, Washington Adult, Kittitas County, Washington Adult, Kittitas County, Washington
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Adult, Kittitas County, Washington Adult, Pierce County, Washington Adult, Pierce County, Washington Adult, Pierce County, Washington
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Recently-transformed juvenile,
King County, Washington
Groin area Adult, King County, Washington A very cold-tolerant male frog next to melting snow in the breeding season, Kittitas County, Washington
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Male and female in amplexus,
Kittitas County, Washington
Male and female in amplexus,
Kittitas County, Washington
Eggs, partly submerged in a shallow pool in a subalpine meadow, 5,600 ft., Pierce County, Washington Tadpole, King County, Washington

More pictures of eggs and tadpoles and breeding habitat can be viewed here.

Habitat
Cascades Frog habitat
Habitat, meadow pond, 3,900 ft.,
Kittitas County, Washington
Habitat, 4,000 ft.,
King County, Washington
Habitat, mountin lake, 5,700 ft.,
Pierce County, Washington
Habitat, wet mountain meadow, 3,900 ft., Kittitas County, Washington
Cascades Frog habitat
Habitat, mountain creek,
Kittitas County, Washington
Habitat, subalpine meadow, 6,400 ft., Deschutes County, Oregon


Snow-melt pool in subalpine meadow with clusters of recently-laid eggs (shown above) 5,600 ft., Pierce County, Washington Habitat, mountain lake, 6,200 ft.,
Pierce County, Washington
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Habitat during the breeding season, meadow pond, 3,900 ft., Kittitas County, Washington (with a frog visible in the foreground of the picture on the far right.) Habitat, mountin lake, 5,700 ft.,
Pierce County, Washington
 
Short Videos
Cascades Frog
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A look at a Cascdes Frog breeding pond high in the Cascades, including the pond surrounded by melting snow, male frogs in calling position, two calling males, and two episodes of male frogs attempting to mount other males with sounds of protest. Several adult male frogs make calling sounds in the Washington Cascade Mountains. An adult male frog floats on the breeding pond, trading calls with two other frogs heard in the background. Male frogs chase each other around in the breeding pond, chattering and clucking.
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The bottom frog of this pair in amplexus (probably a female) makes a few release calls as it tries to shake off the male on its back. A male frog discovers another frog (probably a female that has already laid eggs) grabs on to her, and is carried around the pond as she tries to shake him off. Views of some of the many egg masses in a breeding pond in the Washinton Cascades Mountains.  
       
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