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Mink Frog Rana septentrionalis


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Mink Frog
credit: Loveless

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Family: Ranidae, True Frogs view all from this family

Description Green, with darker green/brown blotching, belly is cream, yellow or white. Males have yellow throat, females whitish. Hind feet webbed, except longest toe join.

Dimensions 4.8-7.6cm. (1 7/8-3")

Voice Croak.

Breeding June-August. 4-500 eggs attached to vegetation underwater. Metamorphose intro froglets after a year.

Habitat Vegetation in ponds, swamps and streams in wooded areas.

Range Manitoba to Labrador, Canada, along St. Lawrence River. New York & Minnesota.

Discussion Diet includes spiders, snails, beetles, and other invertebrates. Nocturnal. Males squat on lilly pads at night. Hides on shore in vegetation during daytime.