Bronze Frog

Bronze Frog

Scientific Name – Lithobates clamitans clamitans

Classification – Ranidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Up to 2–4 in (5.4–10.2 cm)

Life Expectancy – 7 to 10 years

Breeding Season – Early spring – summer

Incubation Period – 1 to 2 weeks

Special Features –Long hind legs with webbed toes; two dorsolateral folds start from the back of the eye running two-thirds the length of the body

Family Unit – Solitary animal except during the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Southeastern United States

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Shallow streams, ponds, springs, marshes, bayous, bald cypress swamps with dense vegetation

Diet – Flies, crickets, small snakes, fish, crayfish, tadpoles, other frogs

Predators – Fish, turtles, birds, raccoons, otters, minks, humans