They are found in the eastern part of southern Canada and the U.S.
They live in ponds and slow moving streams.
They are all green to a bronze-color, with some darker spotting. They have a large eardrum. They grow up to about 4.5 inches long.
They sit among water plants with just their eyes and nostrils above the water. They never go far from the water.
They eat insects that land on the water, small fish or other frogs.
They fall prey to birds, snapping turtles, bigger frogs, and any other meat eating pond animal.
Females lay thousands of eggs on the surface of the water.
Species: R. clamitans
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