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Green Frog (black)

Rana clamitans

Notes:

I'm having trouble confirming that this is a green frog, because it is nearly all black. Is there a subspecies of green frogs that are black? Shape and behavior indicate it's green frog.

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Apple
Apple 9 years ago
Green Frog
Rana clamitans Green Frog


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7 Comments

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Per the Michigan DNR site cited above...."A large green, brown, or olive frog, 2 1/2 to 4 inches long. "

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Yes the green frog can actually be brown, green or even look black.

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 9 years ago

Apple, I don't know frogs. This one is clearly all dark or nearly black. Is that a phase of a green frog or something else?

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

The green frog is similar to the bullfrog but the green frog has a fold of skin from the ear down the back...which this one appears to have.

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

It's likley to be a green frog....but this site might help you decide the exact species:

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153...

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 9 years ago

Thanks, Apple. Will do.

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

You might consider adding this to the Great Lakes mission at: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/6555...

DavidMroczkowski
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Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2011
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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