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    • Lithobates septentrionalis
    • Rana septentrionalis
  • French
    • grenouille du nord
  • English
    • Mink Frog

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

mink frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

July 3, 2010 10:41 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

mink frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

July 9, 2010 05:14 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

jjose

Date

June 11, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Recording, obtained on a rainy, nighttime road survey for amphibians, was originally submitted to VT Herp Atlas.

During the recording, when I stop speaking, turn up volume to hear a small number of Mink Frogs calling intermittently.

Unfortunately, it was raining, a good volume of water was flowing over a nearby beaver dam, and recording was made with only a simple, hand-held, digital recorder, so you have to listen closely to hear frogs. Towards the end of the recording, their calling picks up. It may be helpful to listen to with auxiliary speakers plugged into a computer.

Habitat is a wetland complex running along the east side of Rte 14.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

jjose

Date

June 15, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Recording, obtained during nighttime survey for calling anurans, was originally submitted to VT Herp Atlas.

During the recording, when I stop speaking, turn up volume to hear faint but full chorus of Mink Frogs. Unfortunately, recording was made with only a simple, hand-held, digital recorder, so you have to listen closely to hear frogs. It may be helpful to listen to with auxiliary speakers plugged into a computer.

Habitat is a small pond, which is part of larger wetland complex running along the east side of Rte 14.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

jjose

Date

July 18, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Evening/nighttime survey via canoe. When handled, emitted characteristic, musky odor of this species. Calling frequently. Five individuals photo-documented.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

jjose

Date

June 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Evening/nighttime survey via canoe. When handled, emitted characteristic, musky odor of this species. Scattered individuals calling very infrequently.

Found where open water of pond grades into wetlands and meandering stream channels.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

jjose

Date

June 20, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Evening/nighttime survey via canoe. When handled, emitted characteristic, musky odor of this species. A few scattered individuals engaging in very limited calling. Private pond surveyed with landowner permission.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

jjose

Date

May 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Evening/nighttime survey via canoe. When handled, emitted characteristic, musky odor of this species. Scattered individuals on pond, calling infrequently.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

markg

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

lomoloop

Date

July 25, 2014 01:04 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Mink frog heard vocalizing. Call index: 1. Air temperature: 57 degrees F. Sky code: 0 (clear). Wind code: 1. Moon phase: waning crescent. Last rain: 2014-07-07. Other anuran heard: green frog, call index = 2. Two barred owls also heard.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

mink frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

field_daze

Date

July 17, 2014 10:40 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Mink frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Observer

lomoloop

Date

July 12, 2014 02:47 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Mink frog vocalizations heard: call index = 2. Air temperature = 61 degrees F. Wind code = 1. Sky code = 1. Last rain 2014-07-11. Moon phase = full. Green frogs also vocalizing: call index = 2).

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Description from Wikipedia

The mink frog (Lithobates septentrionalis) is a small species of frog native to the United States and Canada. They are so named for their scent, which reportedly smells like a mink. The scent is more akin to that of rotting onions to those unfamiliar with mink. It is also sometimes referred to as the north frog.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.