Species Profile
California Red-legged Frog
Species Details
Common NameCalifornia Red-legged Frog
Scientific NameRana Aurora Draytonii
Federal Listing StatusThreatened
Federal Regulating AgencyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
State Listing StatusSpecies of Special Concern (CA)
State Regulating AgencyCalifornia Department of Fish and Game
IUCN Red List StatusNear Threatened (2004)
- Big Gun Conservation Bank
- Byron Conservation Bank
- Mountain House Conservation Bank
- Ohlone Preserve Conservation Bank
- Pleasanton Ridge Conservation Bank

Species Range
The historic range of the California red-legged frog extended along the coast from the vicinity of Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California, and inland from the vicinity of Redding, Shasta County, California, southward to northwestern Baja California, Mexico. California red-legged frogs have been documented in 46 counties in California, but now remain in only 238 streams or drainages in 31 counties. California red-legged frogs are still locally abundant within portions of the San Francisco Bay area (including Marin County) and the central coast. Within the remaining distribution of the species, only isolated populations have been documented in the Sierra Nevada, northern Coast, and northern Transverse ranges. The species is believed to be extirpated from the southern Transverse and Peninsular ranges, but is still present in Baja California, Mexico.
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