|Lowland Leopard Frog|
Arizona is currently home to 15 frog species, including treefrogs and true frogs. 3 of those species are non-natives that were introduced to Arizona, and have established breeding populations. Unfortunately, two of those introduced species present a real threat to native frogs, including thee leopard frogs. The eastern USA native American Bullfrog is the largest threat. Being a large frog that eats almost anything aquatic, leopard frogs are often on its dinner plate. The introduced Rio Grande Leopard Frog also competes in the same habitats, and may be pushing the native Lowland Leopard Frog out.
So enjoy our frogs while you can. Lets hope that conservation efforts can help mitigate the affects of disease, warming, and non-native introductions.