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Northern Leopard Frog

Northern leopard frog is a species of frog belonging to the true frog family, found in Canada and the United States. The species is solitary except for the breeding season.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Ranidae
    Genus Lithobates
    Scientific Name Lithobates pipiens


    Size Around 11 cm (4.3 in)
    Weight 16 – 80 g (0.56 – 2.82 oz)
    Color Green or brown upper surface with large circular dark spots on the back, sides and legs; each spot is surrounded by a lighter ring; white to pale green underside with some pinkish patches on the feet
    Distribution Canada, United States
    Habitat In or near ponds, marshes, swamps, rivers, lakes, slow-moving streams with plenty of vegetation  in forest, open, and urban areas
    Diet Ants, beetles, flies, worms, smaller frogs
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter in the mud at the bottom of water bodies
    Predators Fish, raccoons, skunks, mink, large salamanders, snakes, bullfrogs, herons, hawks
    Breeding Season March to June (Spring)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 7000 eggs
    Incubation Period 1 to 3 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period 9 to 12 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan 6 to 9 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on June 10th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2017.

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