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pickerel frog

noun
1.
a meadow frog, Rana palustris, common in eastern North America, similar to the leopard frog but with squarish dark spots on the back.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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  • The moist areas around streams and seeps hold pickerel frog and mountain dusky salamander.
  • Look for salamanders such as northern dusky and red-backed salamanders, as well as other amphibians such as pickerel frog.
Encyclopedia Article for pickerel frog

(Rana palustris), dark-spotted frog (family Ranidae), found in eastern North America, usually in such areas as meadows, cool streams, and sphagnum bogs. The pickerel frog is about 5 to 7.5 centimetres (2 to 3 inches) long and has lengthwise rows of squarish spots on its golden or brownish skin

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