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Northern Leopard Frog Rana pipiens


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Northern Leopard Frog
credit: Balcer

© Lang Elliot/ (audio)

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Family: Ranidae, True Frogs view all from this family

Description Green to brown in dorsal colour with large dark circular spots on its back, sides and legs. Spot is normally bordered by a lighter ring.

Dimensions 5.1-12.8cm. (2-5")

Voice Guttural snore. 3 seconds long. Clucking noises afterwards.

Breeding March-June. Up to 6,500 eggs laid in shallow water. Transforms after 70-110 days.

Habitat Freshwater - ponds & marshes. Moist fields, mountain meadows.

Range North America.

Discussion Crickets, flies, worms, and smaller frogs. Using their large mouths, they can even swallow birds and garter snakes. Nocturnal. Leaps into water when pursued.