Mink Frog

Mink Frog

Scientific Name – Lithobates septentrionalis

Classification – Ranidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Up to 4.8 to 7.6 cm (1.9 to 3.0 in)

Life Expectancy – Up to 5 or 6 years

Breeding Season – Late spring and early summer

Incubation Period – Not known

Metamorphosis Period – 1 to 2 years

Special Features – Green upper surface with dark green or brown blotches; cream, yellow, or white belly; males possess bright yellow colored throat whereas the throat of the females is white colored; have a distinctive mink-like odour

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – United States and Canada

World Population – Unknown, but considered to be more than 1,00,000

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Lakes, rivers, ponds, pools, streams, ditches, bogs

Diet – Spiders, snails, beetles, other invertebrates

Predators – American bullfrogs, other amphibians, raccoons, herons, snakes, fish