This frog, also known as the North Frog and native to southern Canada and the northern United States, is named for its distinctive odor, said to be like that of a mink (some people think they smell like rotting onions).
Size: Relatively small — 2 to 3 inches (4.8 to 7.6 cm) long.
Sexual dimorphism: Throat color is indicative of sex. The males have yellow throats, females, white ones.
Habitat: This frog is mainly aquatic, haunting the ponds, bogs, lakes and slow-moving streams of wooded areas.
Geographic Range: In Canada: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec. In the United States: Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, and Wisconsin.
Conservation Status: Although in recent years populations of this frog do seem to be somewhat in decline, it is nevertheless classified as Least Concern by the IUCN.
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