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Northern Green Frog

Northern green frog is a subspecies of frog found in northeastern North America. The frog is mainly nocturnal, although it is sometimes active during the day. It is solitary except during the breeding season. The creature is known to possess excellent eyesight and hearing. 



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Ranidae
    Genus Lithobates
    Species Lithobates clamitans
    Scientific Name Lithobates clamitans melanota


    Size 5.5 to 9 cm (2.25 to 3.5 in)
    Color Green or brownish-green ground color with white belly and chest; black to light-gray mottling may occur
    Distribution Northeastern North America (native); British Columbia (introduced)
    Habitat  Streams, Springs, swamps, edges of ponds and lakes
    Diet Insects, mollusks, crustaceans, fish, other frogs
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter under water or underground
    Predators Birds, snakes, other frogs
    Breeding Season Early spring to late August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 3000 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 7 days
    Metamorphosis Period 3 to 22 months
    Reproductive Age 1 to 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 10 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 12th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 25th March 2017.

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