frogs

 of Tennessee

 

Green Frog

Lithobates clamitans
 
Photo by Lisa Powers

Description:  Green frogs (Lithobates clamitans) range in size from 2 - 3.5 inches long. They are green to brown in color, and are characterized by ridges around the tympanum and folds of skin extending down the middle of the back.

Habitat: Green frogs live in semi-permanent to permanent shallow bodies of water (lakes, ponds, streams or ditches) throughout Tennessee.

Life History: Females lay 1000 - 4000 eggs on the water's surface. Metamorphosis of tadpoles takes 2 - 3 months. Maturity is reached in 2 years after completion of metamorphosis.

Range: They are found statewide in Tennessee.

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Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee:

 

Distribution of the Green Frog in Tennessee

Map by Susan Marden, TWRA, GIS Lab

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

 

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