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In Limbo Since 1991, Oregon Spotted Frog Finally Gets Protected Status

In Limbo Since 1991, Oregon Spotted Frog Finally Gets Protected Status

It only took 23 years but the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) has finally gained protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The small, aquatic frogs—which only reach about 100 millimeters in length—have been considered candidates for protected status since 1991.

September 9, 2014 — John R. Platt