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Bronze Frog

Rana clamitans

Bronze Frog

Description - Body 2 1/8 - 3 inches (5.4 - 7.5 cm). A plain brown or bronze colored back. Body shape is similar to the Bullfrog. A boney ridge extends from just behind the eye to near the back leg.

Voice - A single explosive baritone note sounding like a "CLUNG" or a "C’TUNG". Sometime it is repeated several time rapidly. Sometimes compared to plucking a single string on a bass cello.

Habitat - Normally found in swamps and marshes. The Bronze Frog is a secretive frog often taking cover in logs, and dense vegetation.

Breeding - Breeds from April - August in swamps and marshes. Female lays small masses of eggs that attach themselves to submerged vegetation.

Range in Texas - Can be found in most of East Texas.

Notes - This frog secretive nature make it very difficult to see. It normally hides in vegetation near the edge of the water.

Updated: Aug 12, 2011