Native SpeciesBull frog

Rana catesbeiana
FOUND by GMS1AT
2014-09-26
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Britteny Landry
Peer reviewed by
Field Notes
We were happy to be outside. We saw trees and insects and also algae We heard birds and rustling trees We smelled a lot of pine.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The pollywog has spots like its like its suppose to.
Photo of my evidence.
The pollywog had a tail like its suppose to.
Photo of my evidence.
The pollywog has 2 eyes like its suppost to.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Rana catesbeiana
Common name:
Bull frog
Count of individuals: 
10-20
Coverage: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Reproduction: 
How big is it?: 
2 - 5 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.664360 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445500 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
GMS Period 1 2014-2015
Trip date: 
Fri, 2014-09-26 14:28
Town or city: 
Gorham
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
MIDAS Code: 
6942
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
21 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Water temperature: 
pH: 
Dissolved oxygen: 

Comments

Here are the correct coordinates from the data sheet. 43.6643 and 70.4455. We have not had a chance to come back into the Vital Signs database. Already looking forward to spring.

Excellent! Your data has been updated. We look forward to seeing your adventures next spring. :)

Stay warm and happy observing,
-MB and Team VS

Hi folks,

It looks like your coordinates are only part way put in. Your Latitude looks like it might be right, but your longitude has you out in the ocean. Please post your full coordinates here in a comment so we can fix it for you.

Thanks!
-MB

PS Beautiful sketch!

I loved your drawing of the tadpole, as well as the description of the sites, sounds, and smells. This likely is a bullfrog, although it's really hard to tell from the photos, and they can be a little difficult to distinguish from green frogs. Both species prefer lakes and ponds that don't dry out. This is necessary because it can take more than 2 years for bullfrog/green frog tadpoles to metamorphose into adults.