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Green frog
Green Frog
Physical description
Binomial nameLithobates clamitans
HabitatTemparate or sub-tropical marsh
Average SizeUp to 15 cm (6 in)
DietInvertebrates and small vertebrates, including other frogs.
Conservational Status
StatusLeast Concern
IUCN status3.1
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyRanidae
GenusLithobates
SpeciesL. clamitans
Distribution
Distribution of speciesEastern 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.

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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.

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