Green Frog   

Rana clamitans
 

Commonly Confused Native Species:

 

IDENTIFICATION

 

Size:                   A large frog measuring 2 to 4 inches in length.

 

Color:                 The dorsum is green in color with light brown mottling.

                            The venter is white with dark blotching.  It can be

                            distinguished from the bullfrog by its dorsal

                            folds or ridges.  Adult males differ from females with

                            their yellow throats and tympanums which are twice as

                            large as their eyes.  In females the throat coloration

                            remains white and the tympanum is similar in size to

                            the eye.                  

 

Behavior:          When encountered they quickly retreat to the water

                            where they seek cover in vegetation or under mud,

                            remaining concealed until the threat has passed.  When

                            handled they may vocalize to express alarm and

                            distress.

 

Habitat:             Common throughout the state in most permanent and

                            temporary  water bodies.   

      

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