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Green frog

Lithobates clamitans melanotus

Notes:

Found him down basement stairs. I think it's a young bullfrog

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Aaron_G
Aaron_G 10 years ago
Green frog
Lithobates clamitans melanotus bullgreen


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2 Comments

josephandelena
josephandelena 10 years ago

Thanks

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 10 years ago

Hi and welcome to Project Noah. This is a great spotting! The green frog is very similar to the American bullfrog, and here's the easiest way to tell them apart: if you look behind the eye, there's what's known as a dorsolateral fold, and it goes all the way from the eye to the thigh. That makes it a green frog. The American bullfrog has a fold that wraps around the tympanum (ear, basically) and ends there. It doesn't continue down the side of the body at all. Again, welcome to PN!

josephandelena
Spotted by
josephandelena

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2012
Submitted on May 22, 2012

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