Introduction

Rana - Latin for frog

clamitans - from the Latin word clamito, meaning to cry loudly - referring to the loud squeak made by this frog as it leaps away from a disturbance

A green frog that is not always green?

Its common name refers to its green appearance, but ironically, the green frog is not always green in colour; it may be brown, tan or even blue. The green frog is one of the most common and abundant frogs in the Great Lakes, although it is often overlooked since it is so well camouflaged. This frog is also known as the screaming frog, spring frog, pond frog or bronze frog.