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Develop With Care - Pacific Tailed Frog

The Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog and Pacific (Coastal)Tailed Frog are the only members of the family Ascaphidae and are considered to be the most primitivefrogs in the world. These species get their names from the male frog’s distinctive “tail” which is used for internal fertilization during mating.

Develop With Care Factsheet # 17 Tailed Frog

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For the most up to date information regarding guidelines and regulatory requirements for various species and ecological communities at risk in BC, please contact the relevant staff with the Province of BC, Environment Canada, Pacific Region or the Species at Risk Program of the Ecosystems Management Branch, Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Pacific Region. Detailed contact information can be found on our CONTACT page. 


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