Different Types of Edible Frogs

Edible frogs are delicious exotic foods. Recipes that consist of frog meats are incorporated in high society diets in China, Thailand and even France and in other parts of the world that it prompted people who are always on the lookout for a money-making opportunity to venture into the edible frog breeding business.

1. American Bull Frog (Rana Catesbeiana)

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The American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, is an aquatic frog because they thrive in swamps, ponds, lakes and other bodies of water. They are usually found in ledges of water but they can also troup the land along with other amphibians and other country roads during rainy nights.  They are more commonly knowns as “bullfrog” in Canada and United States but they are actually native to North America.

2. Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus)

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The Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus) is a European frog but it is commonly called as the common water frog or green frog. This is the type of frog used in France for their delicacy frog legs. When the the Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) and the Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) mate, the resulting hybrid is the Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus).

3. Italian Pool Frog (Pelophylax bergeri)

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The Italian Pool Frog (Pelophylax bergeri) are abundant in France and Italy. Their natural habitats are rivers, swamps, marshes and freshwater laters.

4. Souther Leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala)

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This frog can be found in the South-eastern part of the United States and has a green or light brown color, or black blotching. They can grow to 3 1/2″ inches (90 mm) in length but they are relatively smaller than their counterpart, the Norther Leopard frog.

5. Northern Leopard frog (Lithobates Pipiens)

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The Northern Leopard Frog is larger than the Southern Leopard frog for about 11 cm (4.3 in) in length. It has different colors with the most common as green and brown. Also, it is found out to produce specific ribonucleases in its oocytes which are potential drugs for curing cancer. Another molecule coming from this frog is being tested for treatment for mesothelioma and lung tumors, which is the ranpirnase and the other one is the amphinase which is seen potential to cure brain tumors. So, this frog is not only delicious as food but it can possbile cure certai diseases.

6. Mountain Chicken (Leptodactylus fallax)

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Leptodactylus fallax or the Giant Ditch Frog as they call it is a species of frog that is native to the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Montserrat. It is known as the Mountain Chicken for its large size and it is one of the largest frogs to ever live on the planet.

7. Pig Frog (Rana grylio)

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The Pig Frog is found in the south-eastern United States particularly in South Carolina and Texas. They are also called as the Lagoon Frog or the Southern Bullfrog.

8. Choco Colored Bull Frog

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Chocolate colored variety of bull frog.

9. Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus)

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The Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) is the largest frog that originates from Europe. 

10. Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)

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Is a North American frog characterized by print of squares on its body.

11. Rana Clamitans (Lithobates clamitans)

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This one is a native to the eastern half of United States and Canada.

12. Chinese Edible frog

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The Chinese Edible Frog is also known as the East Asian Bullfrog, or Taiwanese Frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus). It is found in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. They live in both freshwaters and land such as pastures, gardens, excavations, agricultural lands and ditches. 

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