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What is a Grass Frog?

Grass frogs, also known as common frogs, are a common semiterrestrial frog that typically dwells in the grass. Common in Europe and also in some U.S. states, grassfrogs are insectivorous, semi-aquatic, web-footed amphibians with smooth skin and long hind legs. Source: TheFreeDictionary

According to Frog Facts, the common frog lives mainly on land during the breeding season, and can be found in meadows, gardens and woodland. They breed in ponds, even puddles, lakes and canals. They prefer areas of shallow water.

Grass frogs (common frogs) typically have a lifespan of 7 - 8 years, although that can be significantly shorter if the grassfrog encounters any of its natural predators.

Scientists who study frogs are called herpetologists.

Scientific Information

From Wikipedia:Grassfrog or "grass frogs" are usually members of the tree frog family (Hylidae), in particular of the genus Litoria.

In most of the rest of the world, especially in North America and Europe, "grass frogs" are usually members of the true frog family (Ranidae), in particular of the genus Rana.

The Common Frog (Rana temporaria) is the typical "grass frog" of much of Europe, while the leopard frogs of the Rana pipiens complex - also known as "meadow frogs" - are what most North Americans know as "grass frogs". However, the Little Grass Frog (Pseudacris ocularis) of the southeastern USA belongs to the tree frogs.

The Spotted Grass Frog, Limnodynastes tasmaniensis belongs to the Australian ground frog family (Myobatrachidae).

Below are some common images of the grass frog, from Wikipedia:


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Fun Frog Facts

Fact: Despite their small size, little grass frogs can jump about 20 times their body length.
Source: Frogs and Toads of North Carolina

A group of frogs is called an army.

The largest frog is the Goliath frog which is up to a foot long and can weigh up to 7 pounds and is native to Cameroon in Western Africa. The smallest frog is the gold frog of Brazil, which is less than 1 cm long.


Q: what is the difference between a grass frog and a tree frog?

A: aside from the obvious - that one dwells in grass and the other in trees, you will find that grassfrogs are smaller in size and

Q: What do Grass Frogs eat?

A: The diet of the grass frog is primarily composed of small invertebrates. Because the grass frog only grows two to four inches in length, its diet is limited to small insects, snails, slugs and worms.

Q. What are amphibians?

A. Amphibians are cold-blooded animals with a backbone (vertebrates) that hatch from eggs. This class of animals includes not only frogs but toads, salamanders and caecilians. Cite source

Q. How can I find frogs?

A. If you live in a place with four distinct seasons, look for the young frogs in June through September in the wet vegetation at the edges of ponds or in the grasses near ponds. Look for adult frogs at the ponds in spring. Look for them migrating from their over-wintering sites in spring and back to the over-wintering sites in fall. Cite source

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