Scientific Name: Lithobates clamitans
Size: 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) in length
Small ponds, marshes, swamps, the border of lakes , small streams and large rivers.
Large species. The background color varies from bright green to dark green or greenish brown. The dorsum is usually immaculate or may have small dark maculations. The sides of the head are bright green. The underside is cream to white and is immaculate or may have reticulated dark lines. Green frogs are often confused with Bullfrogs. The best way to tell them apart is their glandular folds. On green frogs this fold starts at the eye and stays straight and goes down the back. On the bullfrog the folds wrap around the tympanum.
- The dorsal background color varies from bright green to dark green or greenish brown. The dorsum is usually immaculate or may have small dark maculations.
- The sides of the head are bright green
- The ventral is cream to white and is immaculate or may have reticulated dark lines.
- Large species.
- The body is robust.
- The head is short and broad with a rounded snout.
- The eyes are large and located high on top of the head.
- Dorsolateral folds are present on the body.
- The fore legs are short and heavy.
- The hind legs are long and muscular with long, webbed toes.
- The dorsal skin is slightly rough and granular
- The ventral skin is smooth.
- Large-sized. Average 9-10 cm
- The dorsal and head color is dark with black maculations.
- The ventral is yellowish.
- The eyes are positioned high on the head.
- The tail and tail crest has multiple black blotches.
May be Confused With:
- Hulse, C. and McCoy C. J. and Ellen Censky ,1998. Amphibians and Reptiles of Pennsylvania and the Northeast. 164-167pp.
- Wayne Fidler
- Jeff Hankey
- Bob Hamilton
- Jaon Poston
- Kyle Loucks
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