Bullfrog Tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) are a great addition to any garden pond or freshwater aquarium. These tadpoles will grow into bullfrogs and will be natural music makers for your customers during those mid-summer nights.
The American bullfrog often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an amphibious frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”. This frog has an olive green back and sides blotched with brownish markings and a whitish belly spotted with yellow or grey. The upper lip is often bright green and males have yellow throats. It typically inhabits large, permanent water bodies, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, though it can also reside along smaller creeks and streams where it is usually found along the water’s edge. Bullfrogs can also occasionally be found inhabiting urban areas near ditches and culverts. The male bullfrog defends a territory during the breeding season. His call is reminiscent of the roar of a bull, which gives the frog its common name. This frog is native to southern and eastern parts of the United States and Canada.
The bullfrog is harvested for use as food in North America and in several other countries into which it has been introduced. It is also cultured in controlled environments, though this is a difficult and not always successful undertaking. Some international trade in frog legs occurs for human consumption. Bullfrogs are often used in biology classes in schools for dissection and are sometimes kept as pets.
Availability is not limited, as we generally have tadpoles year round.