Frog of the Week

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)



Common Name: Green Frog or Bronze Frog
Scientific Name: Lithobates clamitans
Family: Ranidae
Location: Canada and United States – Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia
Size: 4.05 inches (103 mm) for males and 4.13 inches (105 mm) for females

The Green Frog is one of the most common frogs in the United States. There are two subspecies of Green Frog: the Northern Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans melanotus) and the Bronze Frog (Lithobates clamitans clamitans). The Northern Green Frog is found obviously in the north while the Bronze Frog is found in the south. Male Green Frogs have yellow throats while the females have white throats.


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