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Bronze Frog

Bronze frog is a subspecies of green frog found in the southeastern part of North America. The frog is solitary and nocturnal. It spends most of the time under cover in logs and crevices.

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

    Size Up to 2–4 in (5.4–10.2 cm)
    Color  Bronze to brownish; white belly with dark, non-uniform blotches; bright-green nose and upper lip
    Distribution Southeastern United States
    Habitat Shallow streams, ponds, springs, marshes, bayous, bald cypress swamps with abundant vegetation
    Diet Flies, crickets, fish, crayfish, tadpoles, other frogs
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter in the mud at the bottom of water bodies
    Predators Larger frogs, turtles, snakes, wading birds, raccoons, otters, mink
    Breeding Season Early spring through summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2,000–4,000 eggs
    Incubation Period 1 to 2 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period 3 to 22 months
    Reproductive Age Around 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan 7 to 10 years

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    Published on March 6th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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