Northern Green Frog

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Northern Green Frog
Female Northern Green Frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Rana
Species: R. clamitans
Subspecies: R. c. melanota
Trinomial name
Rana clamitans melanota
(Rafinesque, 1820)

Lithobates clamitans melanotus

Northern green frog in Ontario, Canada

The Northern green frog (Rana clamitans melanota,[1] also known as Lithobates clamitans melanota[2]) is a subspecies of the green frog. It is moderately large. It is found in the northeast United States and some of eastern Canada. Its call sounds like a plucked banjo. It has a fold running from the top of its eyes down the side of its back. The bullfrog does not have these folds. It is normally found in swamps, marshes, and muddy streams.

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  1. Green Frog, Metro Toronto Zoo
  2. Lithobates clamitans melanota, Green Frog, CARCNET