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Northern green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Order Familly
Anura Ranidae

Green: Borealie

Red: Distribution


Carnivore, feeding especially on insects and other invertebrates and occasionally frogs or small gartersnakes and crayfish.


From 2 or 3 years old, mating and egg laying takes place between June and August. The female lays from 1,400 to 5,300 eggs which will hatch in 3 to 5 days. The tadpoles metamorph during the following summer after 12 to 15 month in the larval stage.


Up to 10 years in captivity.


Eggs are eaten by leeches, aquatic insects and green tritons. Herons, gartersnakes, turtles, bullfrogs, certain fish, and other predators feed on the tadpoles, young and adult frogs.


Least concern, populations are stable.