Growth and Longevity:
KU 181593, Chase County, B. Haller, 26 May 1970, 185 mm (1.25 inches) SVL, Collins (1993).
Frost et al. (2006) placed all members of the genus Rana from Kansas into the genus Lithobates. To obtain gender agreement (as required under the rules of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature [ICZN]), the specific name has be modified from catesbeiana to catesbeianus.
Pleistocene fossils are known from Rice, Ellsworth, Meade, and Jewell counties.
A voracious predator, Bullfrogs will consume anything moving that can fit inside their mouths. Including, small turtles, snakes, and other frogs.
2005. Hillis, David M. and Thomas P. Wilcox. Phylogeny of the New World True Frogs (Rana). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 34(2): pp. 299-314.
2006. Altig, Ronald, Roy W. McDiarmid, Kimberly A. Nichols, and Paul C. Ustach. Tadpoles of the United States and Canada: A Tutorial and Key. Electronic files accessible at http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/tadpole/. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, USA.. : pp. .
2006. Frost, D., T. Grant, J. Faivovich, R. Bain, A. Haas, C. Haddad, R. De Sá, A. Channing, M. Wilkinson, S. Donnellan, C. Raxworthy, J. Campbell, B. Blotto, P. Moler, R. C. Drewes, R. Nussbaum, J. Lynch, D. Green & W. Wheeler. The amphibian tree of life. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. (297): pp. 370.
2010. Collins, Joseph T., Suzanne L. Collins, and Travis W. Taggart. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas. Eagle Mountain Publishing., Provo, Utah. Pp. 400.