Green Frog

Green Frog

Scientific Name – Lithobates clamitans

Classification – Ranidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in)

Average Weight – 28 to 85 g (0.99 to 3.00 oz)

Life Expectancy – Around 6 years (in wild); around 10 years (in captivity)

Breeding Season – April to August

Incubation Period – Around 5 days

Metamorphosis Period – 3 – 22 months

Special Features – The color consists of different shades of green; has two parallel ridges or skin folds along the back

Family Unit –Solitary during the non-breeding season

Geographical Distribution – North America

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Shallow freshwater ponds, road-side ditches, lakes, streams, swamps, brooks

Diet – Insects, spiders, fish, crayfish, other frogs, shrimp, tadpoles

Predators – Eggs and tadpoles fall prey to leeches, dragonfly larvae, other aquatic insects, turtles, fish whereas adults are preyed upon by larger frogs, snakes, turtles, herons and other wading birds, raccoons, mink, otters, humans