We are easy to identify by our size. Yes, we are the largest North American Anura! As adults, we can weigh around 200 grams. Our color varies from green to brown, with our back sometimes speckled with dark diffused spots.
Our breeding season is long, from June to August. As do our cousins the Green Frogs, females choose mates based on their song and the quality of the territory they defend. Males can then defend a territory with a radius ranging between 2.5 and 3 meters.
We are common in Québec, particularly in the Ottawa River and the Saint-Lawrence Valleys, as well as the southern parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Most individuals measure between 12 and 16cm -
maximum size is 20 cm
Permanent aquatic environments: ponds, marshes, lakes, bays and backwaters of rivers
Insects, invertebrates, small sized frogs, fish, young snakes, small birds, mice