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Plains Leopard Frog

Lithobates blairi (formerly Rana blairi)
A medium-sized spotted frog, the plains leopard frog is found in pastures, prairies, and marshes. The ridge of skin along each side of the back is broken, and the small posterior section is raised toward the back. It is not present in the Ozarks.

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Plains Leopard Frog

Plains Leopard Frog

Audio of Plains leopard frog calls.

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Plains Spadefoot

Spea bombifrons
The plains spadefoot is a stout, toadlike amphibian with large, protruding eyes, vertically elliptical pupils, short legs, and large feet. There is a raised area between the eyes. It occurs in counties along the Missouri River.

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Plains Spadefoot

Plains Spadefoot

Audio of a Plains Spadefoot.

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Plants and Animals

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"Plants and Animals" for the July 2009 Missouri Conservationist.

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Raising Tadpoles

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Know how to care for tadpoles before you collect them.

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Aerial photo of flooding on Duck Creek CA's Pools 1,2 and 3

Reporting on Last Spring's Historic Flood Event

While the contractors are busy making progress in Unit A, I thought I’d take a little bit of time to give a short report. Check out the video link to see what we found.

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Ringed Salamander

Ambystoma annulatum
A secretive salamander that spends most of its time under logs or rocks or in burrows, the ringed salamander isn’t perfectly named: Its “rings” don’t completely encircle its body.

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Salamanders

Missouri is home to nearly 50 species and subspecies of salamanders. Browse this section to learn more about these elusive creatures and their place in our ecosystem.

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Show-Me Herps Cover

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