In 2010, Ohio lawmakers made the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) the official state frog. The bullfrog, which is the largest frog in North America has a deep, resonating call that can be heard up to a mile away. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the bullfrog resides in ponds, marshes and large, slow-moving streams throughout Ohio from late April through late summer.
Bullfrogs are found throughout Ohio. The life expectancy of the bullfrog is between seven and nine years. Adult bullfrogs are sometimes hunted for their legs, which are sometimes served in upscale restaurants.