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"I caught a frog! Hop to it, froggie!"

Scientific Name
Rana clamitans
Ranidae - True frogs
Time of Year
Time of Day
All day
Selling Price
250 Bells

The FrogRana clamitans, is a common "fish" that can be found in the holding pond all day long, between the months of May and August. It is one of four fish catchable in the holding pond, alongside Crawfish, Killifish, and Tadpole. It can be sold for 250 Bells.


An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.

"These former tadpoles prefer to live near pond and other damp and swampy places. They dwell on land, so they have lungs and skin as opposed to a set of gills. They like to stick close to water because they require a nice, moist lifestyle. Frogs are moist because they emit a liquid to protect their skin from dryness. If too much moisture evaporates from their thin skins, they could have trouble breathing. It's better not to handle frogs, as some species are poisonous, even to the touch!"

In real life[]


The green frog (Rana clamitans) live in shallow freshwater ponds, ditches, lakes, swamps, streams, and brooks across the eastern United States. There are two subspecies, the bronze frog and the northern green frog. Adults are highly aquatic, but younger frogs of the species go to land when the grass and soil are moist. Adults can grow between two and four inches, weighing anywhere from one to three ounces.

Green frogs' diet consists of pretty much any animal they can fit in their mouth, including insects, spiders, fish, crayfish, shrimp, other frogs, tadpoles, snakes, birds, and snails.

The green frog is one of the most common frogs and has no known problems with its population. In some US states, they are protected by the law.