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Mink Frog

Mink frog is a medium-sized species of frog found in the United States and Canada. The frog is so named due to its scent which smells like mink. The creature is mainly aquatic.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Ranidae
    Genus Lithobates
    Scientific Name Lithobates septentrionalis


    Other Names North frog
    Size Up to 4.8 to 7.6 cm (1.9 to 3.0 in)
    Color Green upper surface with darker green and brown blotches; cream, yellow, or white belly; the throat of males are bright yellow while throat of the females are white; pale-colored underside with bright green lips
    Distribution United States and Canada
    Habitat Lakes, rivers, ponds, pools, streams, bogs, ditches
    Diet Spiders, beetles, snails, other invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators American bullfrogs, other amphibians, raccoons, snakes, herons, fish
    Breeding Season Late May to early August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 500 to 4000 eggs
    Metamorphosis Period 1 to 2 years
    Reproductive Age Male: 1 year of age

    Female: 2 years of age

    Average Lifespan Up to 5 or 6 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 4th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 23rd March 2017.

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