Northern green frog

Lithobates clamitans melanota

The northern green frog is a subspecies of the green frog, ''Lithobates clamitans''. It is native to the northeastern North America and has been introduced to British Columbia. Its mating call sounds like the single note of a plucked banjo. It is also quite common in the pet trade.
Northern Green Frog Still sporting a tail the Northern Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans melanota) is comfortable on the lily pad at the marsh at Alleyn-et-Cawood, Québec, Canada. Alleyn-et-Cawood,Canada,Geotagged,Lithobates clamitans melanota,Northern Green Frog,Northern green frog,Québec,Summer


Adult green frogs attain a snout-vent length of 5.5 to 9 cm . The ground color is green or brownish-green. Where the green back and sides fade into the white belly and chest, some black mottling may occur. Some individuals may have light-gray mottling on the chest. The most prominent feature is the pair of dorsolateral folds extending from behind the tympanic membranes to just beyond halfway down the back. The male’s single vocal sac is internal. When it calls, the throat swells, but the vocal sac is not visible.
Northern Green Frog A northern green frog perches on a rock along the Little Wolf River in east-central Wisconsin, trying to warm up in the cool morning air. Geotagged,Green Frog,Lithobates clamitans melanota,Northern green frog,Rana clamitans,Rana clamitans melanota,United States,Wisconsin


The northern green frog dwells in marshes, swamps, ponds, lakes, springs, and other aquatic environment. It is active both day and night.


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SpeciesL. clamitans