Scientific Name : Euphlyctis hexadactylus
Family : Dicroglossidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Green Frog,Green Pond Frog,Indian Five-fingered Frog,Six-toe Green Frog
Habitat : Almost every type of habitat (wetlands), including salt water.
Description : The green frog is a common amphibian found throughout North America. These frogs are typically around 2-4 inches in length and are a bright green color, although their shade may vary depending on their environment. Green frogs are easily recognized by their round eyes and distinct dorsolateral ridges, which are raised ridges that run along their sides. They have webbed feet and are excellent swimmers, spending much of their time near bodies of water such as ponds, lakes, and streams.
Green frogs are known for their distinctive call, which sounds like a deep "jug-o-rum" or "bronk". Males use this call to attract females during mating season, which typically occurs in late spring or early summer. After mating, females lay their eggs in clusters on aquatic vegetation, and the tadpoles hatch and develop in the water.
Green frogs are an important part of many ecosystems, serving as both predator and prey. They are carnivorous, feeding on a variety of insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates, while larger predators such as birds, snakes, and fish may prey on them. Green frogs also play a role in controlling insect populations and are important indicators of the health of wetland habitats.
Despite their common name, green frogs may not always be green, as their color can vary depending on factors such as temperature, humidity, and the presence of predators. However, their distinct features and unique call make them a recognizable and beloved species among amphibian enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Md. Shalauddin, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka. Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, Hasan 2014, Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh).photo credit:saluni(www.inaturalist.org/people/saluni),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.