National Geographic : 1932 May
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE AN EDIBLE SPECIES IN SOME DANGER OF EXTERMINATION The "mountain chicken," Leptodactylus fallax, from the island of Dominica in the West Indies, is a large and handsome species, whose delicately toned skin suggests the texture of colored wax. The natives of the island value it as an article of food. In size it very nearly rivals our own bullfrog (see Color Plate V). (Q) National Geographic Society One-half Natural Size A PERPETUAL COLD BATH IS WHAT THEY ASK OF LIFE The southern bullfrog, Rana grylio, is quite restricted in its range, being found from southern Mississippi to peninsular Florida. Its voice sounds like the grunting of a pig, and from this resem blance it is also known as the pig-frog.