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Frog  Marsh Frog

Marsh Frog - Photo  Copyright 2004 Gary Bradley  
Photo: G. Bradley

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Latin name: Rana ridibunda

Size: Approximately 12cms long.

Distribution: Rare. Mostly in Kent and East Sussex.

Months seen: All year round.

Habitat: Ponds, lakes and streams.

Food: Worms, slugs and insects.

Special features: The Marsh Frog is green and brown with black markings, and it has a bright yellow-green stripe running down its back. It's underside is a creamy-white.

Click for a better viewThis species was first introduced to Kent in 1934, where it has slowly colonised the dykes.

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