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Northern green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Order Familly
Anura Ranidae

Green: Borealie

Red: Distribution

Diet:

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

Reproduction:

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.

Lifespan:

Up to 10 years in captivity.

Predators:

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.

Status:

Least concern, populations are stable.