Ranidae Xenopus laevis Pelophylax bedriagae
Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802)
American Bullfrog, Common Bullfrog, Bullfrog

= Rana catesbeiana Shaw, 1802

L. catesbeianus (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Fregene (Roma), Italy
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Eastern North America, except southern Florida, north to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, southern Quebec, and southern Ontario (Canada), west to the central plains and south to Veracruz (Mexico); introduced on Cuba, Isla de Juventud (= Isla de Pinos), Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Jamaica in the Antilles; introduced widely in the rest of the world including the Netherlands, Italy, Java, Japan, southern and western Mexico, northern Thailand, and Taiwan (China)