Frog of the Week

Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)

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Common Name: Northern Leopard Frog
Scientific Name: Lithobates / Rana pipiens
Family: Ranidae
Location: United States and Canada
Size: 4.3 inches

The Northern Leopard Frog used to be a incredibly common frog in the USA and Canada but human activities have decreased their numbers. Pesticides, pollution, habitat destruction, and the spread of diseases are some of the reasons why their numbers aren’t what they used to be.  The Northern Leopard Frog gets its name from the spots on its body. The frog can vary in color from bright green to a brown color.

 

 

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