Your Wild Ohio– Matt Minnich was especially lucky to encounter a blue bullfrog recently. This rarity (some sources say it’s one in a million) occurs when the frogs yellow pigment is missing. Remember mixing colors in school? Yellow and blue make green. Even in frogs!
This blue bullfrog frog in western Ohio. The frog has axanthism, a mutation that interferes with an animal’s ability to produce yellow pigment. This mutation has been discovered in 23 amphibian species, mostly in the family Ranidae, the true frogs. #wildohio