They are found in the eastern part of southern Canada and the U.S.
They live in rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and wetlands.
They are about 3 inches long and are bronze-colored with rough squares of dark color covering their body.
They stay in or close to the water their whole lives.
They eat insects and other small animals in the water.
They are eaten by birds, snapping turtles, bigger frogs, and any other meat-eating pond animal.
Males call in the spring to attract a mate. The female lays thousands of eggs.
Species: R. palustris
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