Snapshot 26 (28-08-2012 17-15)

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The Northern Leopard Frog is a fairly large species of frog reaching about 11 cm (4.3 in) in length. It varies from green to brown in dorsal colour with large dark circular spots on its back, sides and legs. Each spot is normally bordered by a lighter ring. A pair of dorsolateral folds starting from the back of the eye run parallel to each other down the back. These dorsolateral folds are often lighter or occasionally pinkish in colour. There is also a pale stripe running from the nostril, under the eye and tympanum, terminating at the shoulder. The ventral surface is white or pale green. The iris is golden and toes are webbed. Tadpoles are dark brown or grey, with light blotches on the underside. The tail is pale tan. These frogs have bread in the UK in the grounds of Bristol Uni. There are 11 known breeding pairs.

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