Green Frog Lithobates clamitans    Synonyms: Northern Green Frog, Rana clamitans.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Amphibia   >   Order Anura   >   Family Ranidae   >   Genus Lithobates   

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Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) is an ubiquitous frog species of shallow freshwater, including ponds, lakes, ditches, temporary seasonal pools, slower creeks and rivers, bogs, and many other similar habitats. Green Frogs are generalist predators of a wide variety of prey within its environment, including invertebrate and small vertebrate prey. The call sounds like a sudden, loud pluck of a banjo string (Conant & Collins, 1998). This frog is found abundantly in most areas of Maryland and is recorded from every county (Maryland DNR).

Description:

The dorsolateral ridges on the back end before reaching the groin, and there isn't a well-developed pale facestripe parallel to the mouth (cf. Leopard and Pickerel Frogs).

There are 2,429 records in the project database.

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Green Frog in Charles Co., Maryland (4/26/2018). (c) Jacob Malcom, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). - Jacob Malcom via iNaturalist.

Green Frog in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/3/2022). (c) smuller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Sue Muller.

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A Green Frog in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/27/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/8/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2017). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/20/2019). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Frogs in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/10/2020). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/2/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/29/2020). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Harford Co., Maryland (7/8/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/30/2017). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/24/2022). (c) syosua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by syosua via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/18/2020). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/13/2014). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2022). (c) Mike Mosser, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mike Mosser via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Charles Co., Maryland (7/11/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Green Frog transitioning from tadpole to adult, Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Howard Co., Maryland (11/3/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Green Frog larva in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/30/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Howard Co., Maryland (11/3/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Green Frog larvae in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/8/2021). (c) Lexin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Lexin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Frog in Garrett Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

Green Frog eggs in Howard Co., Maryland (8/15/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Green Frog habitat in Garrett Co., Maryland (3/31/2022). (c) Alina Martin, all rights reserved. Photo by Alina Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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