DEEP: Green Frog

Green Frog

(Rana clamitans melanota)

{Green Frog}

IDENTIFICATION: Often mistaken for the bullfrog, this species is smaller, its dorsum tends to be browner or mottled, its belly more darkly mottled, and a pair of longitudinal creases (dorsolateral folds) run from the back of the eye to the groin Adults 50-100 mm body length.

Green frogs are widely distributed statewide. Unlike the bull frog, they are able to exploit a wide variety of wetland habitats, including permanent and semipermanent water bodies, wooded swamps and vernal pools, as well as small streams. The green frog is presently secure in Connecticut.

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