Northern Green Frog

Northern Green Frog

Scientific Name – Lithobates clamitans melanota

Classification – Ranidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 5.5 to 9 cm (2.25 to 3.5 in)

Life Expectancy – Up to 10 years in captivity

Breeding Season – Early spring to late August

Incubation Period – 3 to 7 days

Special Features – A pair of dorsolateral folds extend from the rear of tympanic membranes to just crossing halfway down the back; the single vocal sac of the male is internal

Family Unit – Solitary animal barring the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Northeastern North America (native); British Columbia (introduced)

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Springs, streams, swamps, edges of ponds and lakes

Diet – Insects, crustaceans, mollusks, fish, other frogs

Predators – Birds, snakes, other frogs, humans