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Pickerel Frog

Lithobates palustris


Looks much like a leopard frog (same genus) but it has large "squarish" spots on its back that run in 2 rows (instead of random), has a spot on the nose, and has yellow coloration on the underside of the legs. The skin has noxious secretions so always wash your hands after handling. Found this one when I worked on the Mofep Project.


Missouri Ozarks, forest.

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Ellington, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2009
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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