Green Frog

Rana clamitans melanota

Green Frog Green Frog
Male Female
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Robert Rold Photography
Green Frog male Green Frog juvenile
Male Metamorphosing juvenile
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Eric Williams
Description:  The Green Frog ranges in size from 2-3.5 inches.  Coloration is green to brown, with some mottling.  A ridge runs along the skin on each side of the back.  The tympanum (eardrum) is larger than the eye in males, and the same size or smaller in females.

Habitat:  Usually found in permanent waters such as lakes, ponds, streams, wetlands and rivers, but may also be encountered in temporary pools.

Behavior:  The voice of the Green Frog is compared to the plucking of a banjo string.  Can be either a single note or several in a row.

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