Green Frog

Green

Frog

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DESCRIPTION

Our color? Not so easy! We are either green, brown, or a combination of these two colors. Our upper lip and our head are however almost always green. There are even specimens partially or completely blue and an albino individual has even been seen in Québec!

 

Our breeding season occurs during the summer and lasts almost two months. Females will choose a male based on his singing and the quality of the territory he defends against his rivals. Our song is a dry guttural “twung” reminiscent of the pinching of a banjo string.

The Green Frog is very common in Québec and in the Maritimes. The main threats to its survival stem from the destruction of wetlands and the modifications of shorelines along bodies of water.

Caracteristics

dimension

Maximum size almost 11cm

Habitat

Aquatic, the Green Frog dwells in permanent water environments: lakes, ponds, bogs, marshes and rivers.

Diet

Various insects and other invertebrates. Larger individuals may eat small frogs, small snakes and crayfish.

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