Amphibians of New York
|Common Name: Bullfrog
Scientific Name: Rana Catesbeiana
Description: The bullfrog is the largest of all New York frogs. It grows to about 4 to 7 inches. Its color is a drab green color.
Habitat: These large frogs are commonly found in swamps and lakes throughout New York.
Reproduction: Bullfrogs lay eggs in spreading masses across the waters of swamps and lakes.
|+||Common Name: Salamander
Scientific Name:Ambystoma Maculatum
Description: Salamanders are nocturnal amphibians. They are the only amphibians with tails.
Habitat: Some salamanders live their whole lives in the water while some only go to the water only to lay eggs.
Reproduction: The eggs have a jelly- like coating on them and are laid singularly or in small clumps on or near plants.
|Common Name: Green Frog
Scientific Name: Rana clamitans melanota
Description: The green frog is smaller than the bullfrog. It only grows to about 2-4 inches. Its throat is a greenish yellow color.
Habitat: These frogs are commonly found in almost all lakes and swamps throughout New York.
Reproduction: Green Frogs are solitary, laying its eggs in spreading surface masses.
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