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Axanthism in Green Frogs (Lithobates clamitans) and an American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) in Maine

Scott B. Lindemann, Aidan M. O’Brien, Trevor B. Persons, Phillip G. Demaynadier

Abstract


We document eight cases of axanthism in Green Frogs (Lithobates clamitans) and one case in an American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) in Maine. Although this mutation has been previously reported for both species, this is the first confirmed documentation of “blue” L. clamitans and L. catesbeianus from Maine.


Keywords


Green Frog; Lithobates clamitans; American Bullfrog; Lithobates catesbeianus; amphibian; blue colour variant; axanthism; Maine

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v133i3.2285



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