Specimen Information

Xenopus laevis
Xenopus laevis
(African Clawed Frog)
Amphibians-Frogs
Exotic

Specimen ID202
GroupAmphibians-Frogs
GenusXenopus
Specieslaevis
Common NameAfrican Clawed Frog
StateCO
CountyGrand
Localitya beaver pond along the North Fork of the Snake River, on the southeast side of US Rt 6, 14.5 km northeast of Keystone, 3150 m elevation
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameColorado Headwaters
HUC8 Number14010001
HUC10 NameFraser River
HUC10 Number1401000102
HUC12 NameCrooked Creek
HUC12 Number140100010207
Map
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Collection Day5
Collection Month6
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:12101
Author:Bacchus, S.T., K. Richter, and P. Moler
Date:1993
Title:Geographic distribution: Xenopus laevis (African Clawed Frog). USA: Colorado: Summit Co.
Journal:Herpetological Review
Volume:24
Issue:2
Pages:65
Reference 2
Ref. Number:12179
Author:Livo, L.J., G.A. Hammerson, and H.M. Smith
Date:1998
Title:Summary of Amphibians and Reptiles Introduced into Colorado.
Journal:Northwestern Naturalist
Volume:79
Issue:1
Pages:1-11
CommentsThe specimen did not have conspicuous claws. Water in the upper levels of the beaver pond were slushy.
Record TypeSpecimen
Museum Cat NumberUF Photo 86757
VerifierSmith, Hobart M.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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