|Binomial name||Lithobates clamitans|
|Habitat||Temparate or sub-tropical marsh|
|Average Size||Up to 15 cm (6 in)|
|Diet||Invertebrates and small vertebrates, including other frogs.|
|Distribution of species||Eastern United States; eastern Canada.|
The Green Frog, Lithobates clamitans, is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. It is native to eastern North America and bears a remarkable resemblance to the American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus). It is kept occasionally as an exotic pet and is likely one of the most famous frogs in the world.
L. clamitans reaches 10-15 cm long and can be quite bulky. The front legs are relatively short; the hind legs are over twice the length of the front, and the toes have thin webbing absent on the front limbs. In the southern morph, the body is primarily brown or bronze, and the head is a metallic green; in the northern morph, the entire body is a more uniform green. Males have a tympanum twice the diameter of the eye; female tympanum diameter is about the same as that of the eye.