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Bronze Frog

Rana clamitans

 

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Rana_clamitans_adult - click to enlarge

HABITAT

This secretive, aquatic frog is a resident of ponds, swamps, streams, river edges and lake shores.

BREEDING SEASON

Spring/Summer, April-August

SIMILAR TADPOLES

Rana catesbeiana, Rana sphenocephala, Rana grylio

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Rana_clamitans_tadpole - click to enlarge

APPEARANCE

Head

Dorsal eyes.

Body

Rana clamitans tadpoles may be dark or pale greenish brown to gray and densely speckled with a light cream colored belly. These tadpoles are large, but not deep bodied. 

Tail

The tail is fairly elongated with a low arch and fins can be clear or speckled.

APPROXIMATE MAXIMUM SIZE

Medium:  1.2-2.5 inches, 30-65mm.

Rana_clamitans_tadpole_length

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