Frog Egg Numbers
How many eggs do frogs usually lay?
It varies tremendously depending on species, individual, and environmental
conditions. In the Great Lakes region cricket frogs typically lay from 200
to 300 eggs; most of the smaller frogs may lay anywhere from 400 to 1,500,
while bullfrogs, the largest area frogs, lay from 1,000 to 5,000 eggs. According
to The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region (Harding) our area
champion may be a leopard frog that can lay up to 6,000 eggs.
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Update: June 2012