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Green Frog - Lithobates clamitans

A mid-sized species of frog native to the eastern part of Canada. It lives near shallow ponds, lakes, rivers and swamps, mostly in the water.

Common Names

  • Green Frog (en)
  • Rana verde (es)
  • Grenouille verte (fr)
  • Grüner Frosch (de)

Taxonomy

  • Anura
  • Ranidae
  • Lithobates clamitans

Videos Behavioral Traits

Where & When to Spot

Can be seen from spring to autumn near water although difficult to spot outside of the mating season in spring when you can find them following their calls. I saw my first Green frog in Park Boisé des Douzes, St. Hyacinthe.

How to Identify

Green frogs look very similar to Bullfrogs. I identify green frogs by looking at the crest which starts behind the eyes and which runs in case of the Green frogs along the side until the end of the back.

Photos

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) Lateral View showing the different pattern of this individual than usually observed in the area

Montreal Botanical Garden - 2022-05-24

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Z TC-2.0x; Focal Length 350mm; Exposure 1/400; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 640;

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) Front View

Montreal Botanical Garden - 2022-05-24

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Z TC-2.0x; Focal Length 350mm; Exposure 1/400; Aperture f/7.1; Iso 640;

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Park Bernard-Landry - 2020-05-26

NIKON Z 6; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f5.6; Iso 3600;

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Park Bernard-Landry - 2019-05-11

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f5.6; Iso 1600;

Northern Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans melanota)

Northern Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans melanota)

Boisé Des Douze, St. Hyacinthe - 2014-05-18

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215mm; Focal Length 193mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.5; Iso 640;

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